Philip's Top 5

Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.

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nabokov, Live Theatre, HighTide Festival Theatre in association with The North Wall at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Joanna Croll (Mollie Ralston), Anne Kavanagh (Mrs Boyle), Ellie Jacob (Miss Casewell) and Chris Gilling (Major Metcalf) in the 2014 touring production,

The Mousetrap

Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Adam Spiegel at Derby Theatre

Liza Goddard as Aunt Caroline and Robert Powell as Hercule Poirot, Keith Pattison

Black Coffee

Bill Kenwright at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Chris Farish, Kirsten McTernan


Theatr Iolo, Theatre Hullabaloo at Chapter, Cardiff

Clifford Samuel and Amanda Drew,

The Events

Actors Touring Company at Northern Stage, Newcastle



Vertigo Theatre Productions at Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

Caryl Hughes and the ensemble of Paul Bunyan, Richard Hubert Smith

Paul Bunyan

English Touring Opera at York Theatre Royal

While You Wait

BTG has partnered with Fuel Theatre on a series of podcasts called While You Wait.

  1. Waiting... Now by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer
  2. Waiting... to be born by Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick and Sarah Beake
  3. Waiting... in a hairdressers by Malika Booker in collaboration with Emily Butterworth
  4. Waiting... to come home by Caroline Horton in collaboration with Jennifer Wild
  5. Waiting... for a Cancer Diagnosis by Brian Lobel, in collaboration with Iain Perdue
  6. Waiting... are we? By The Company in collaboration with Jonathan Reades and Raphael Woolf
  7. Waiting... for a loved one to die by Rachel Mars in collaboration with Fliss Murtagh
  8. Waiting... for the inevitable by Toby Jones in collaboration with Peter Giese

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