Philip's Top 5
Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.
The Alternative Top 5
York Theatre Royal, National Railway Museum and Pilot Theatre at National Railway Museum, York
Sheffield Theatres at Crucible Studio
Ballet Central at The Lowry
Re:Sound at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester
Iris Theatre at St Paul's, Covent Garden
Fat Git Theatre and Corrine Salisbury at Finborough Theatre
Theatre Royal Bath Productions at Theatre Royal Bath
Tamasha and The Belgrade Theatre at Curve Theatre, Leicester
Young Vic Theatre
Above the Stag Theatre
Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park London
Evcol Entertainment / The Okai Collier Company at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
New Vic Theatre Company at New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Manchester Shakespeare Company at Three Minute Theatre
While You Wait
BTG has partnered with Fuel Theatre on a series of podcasts called While You Wait.
- Waiting... Now by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer
- Waiting... to be born by Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick and Sarah Beake
- Waiting... in a hairdressers by Malika Booker in collaboration with Emily Butterworth
- Waiting... to come home by Caroline Horton in collaboration with Jennifer Wild
- Waiting... for a Cancer Diagnosis by Brian Lobel, in collaboration with Iain Perdue
- Waiting... are we? By The Company in collaboration with Jonathan Reades and Raphael Woolf
- Waiting... for a loved one to die by Rachel Mars in collaboration with Fliss Murtagh
- Waiting... for the inevitable by Toby Jones in collaboration with Peter Giese
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A report on the conference held at the Milton Theatre, Guildhall School, London on 23 June 2015.
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Newcastle newspaper The Journal has announced the winners of its 2014 Culture Awards.
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New ways of looking at and experiencing dance; tickets free.
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Birmingham Royal Ballet makes end of season announcement.
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Inaugural summer season ranges from Edinburgh previews to the classics and closes with a new festival.
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A new annual celebration of new writing with performances and courses.
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A new musical and a new play plus international work from Solar Bear and a season celebrating the risqué Close Theatre Club.
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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean make their panto debut as the Fairy Godparents.
Six amateur actors from the Lancashire coast have been cast in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s forthcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Legendary film actor Sir Roger Moore is to play Manchester Opera House.
A theatre company of homeless people venture outdoors this summer.
More than 80 ‘school boys’ flocked to The Lowry to audition for a part in Gary Barlow’s new musical.
Another star name is to join the cast of Cinderella, the Christmas panto coming to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre.
Ben Kewin and Benedict Power bring their play Real Life to Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.
Impropriety, Liverpool's improvisation theatre company is turning its monthly improv workshops fortnightly.
The Lowry in Salford has been named one of the top charities in the country.
Brian Conley is to be PT Barnum at The Lowry.
Autumn will see Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse collaborating with a range of theatre makers.
Screenings of the film version of Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s sell-out production of Hamlet have been watched by 34,831 people.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday June 28.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 29 June.
Theatre productions in the north east in the week beginning Monday 29 June 2015.
Henry Goodman returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for the first time in 12 years to play the lead in Ben Jonson’s comedy Volpone.
The second double bill of plays inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard is to open at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic Theatre.
Northampton’s Royal and Derngate is to present a summer school around the theme of The Snow Queen.