Philip's Top 5
Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.
The Alternative Top 5
Tangram Theatre Company at Southwark Playhouse
Hearthside Tales at St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead
Chapter / No Fit State at No Fit State - Four Elms
Orange Tree, Richmond
Tangram Theatre Company at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)
Ovation at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Salisbury Playhouse at Salisbury Playhouse
Mercury Theatre Wales at Chapter, Cardiff
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Oily Cart at Southbank Centre (Blue Room)
Rambert Dance Company at The Place London
The Capitol Horsham at The Capitol Horsham
York Theatre Royal, TongueTied Theatre and Telling Tales at York Theatre Royal De Grey Rooms
Go People in association with Park Theatre at Park Theatre (Park 90)
Qdos Entertainment at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Dancing Brick at The Brewery Arts Centre
West Yorkshire Playhouse at The Courtyard, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Royal Shakespeare Company at Almeida Theatre
Evolution Productions at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
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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