Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

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6FootStories, Zinta Gercans


6FootStories at The Hope Theatre


Salisbury Playhouse at Salisbury Playhouse

David Crellin and Dan Parr, Alex Brenner


Snuff Box Theatre in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. at The Finborough Theatre

Principal cast of Miss Nightingale,

Miss Nightingale

Mr Bugg Presents & Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds at Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Hannah O'Leary, Kirsten McTernan

Henry VI

Omidaze / Wales Millennium Centre at Wales Millennium Centre

Ben McAteer (Left) and Nicholas Sharatt, Bill Cooper

The Devil Inside

Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera at The Peacock Theatre

Cats ensemble, Alessandro Pinna


Opera House, Manchester

John Heffernan (Macbeth) and Anna Maxwell Martin (Lady Macbeth), Richard Hubert Smith


HOME, Young Vic and Birmingham Repertory Theatre at HOME Manchester

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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