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

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Olivia Hallinan in Lotty's War, Peter Gurr

Lotty's War

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at Richmond Theatre

Adrian Edmondson as Gordon, Miles Jupp as Angus, Neil Morrissey as Neville and Robert Webb as Roy, Johan Persson

Neville's Island

Chichester Festival Theatre, presented by Jamie Hendry Productions, CFT Enterprises, MJE Productions & Gavin Kalin Productions at Duke of York's Theatre

Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge in My Perfect Mind, Manuel Harlan

My Perfect Mind

Told by an Idiot, Young Vic and Theatre Royal Plymouth at West Yorkshire Playhouse Courtyard Theatre

, Andrew H Williams

Das Ding

StoneCrabs and Tanja Pagnuco at New Diorama Theatre

Presley Chweneyagae in Rhetorical,


Theatre Royal Stratford East and Space Town Entertainment at Stratford Circus

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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