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Philip's Top 5
Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.
The Alternative Top 5
- The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
- Beautiful—The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre)
- Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, 39 -45 Shaftesbury Avenue)
- The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare's Globe)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud (reviewed at Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue))
National Theatre Scotland at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
Purplecoat at St Luke's Church, Liverpool
Royal Court at Liverpool Playhouse
Howard Panter and Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group and Jerry Mitchell Productions at Opera House, Manchester
Home Manchester at Home Manchester
Royal Court at Royal Court Liverpool
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Royal Exchange Theatre at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse
The Customs House at The Customs House, South Shields
Mark Goucher and Mark Rubinstein at Salisbury Playhouse
Bill Kenwright at The Wyvern Swindon
Benedict Power Productions at The Lowry, Salford
Sheffield Theatres at Crucible Theatre
Told by an Idiot at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Ambassador Theatre Group at Sunderland Empire
Seeta Patel and ensemble at The Lowry Studio
Action Transport Theatre at Whitby Hall Theatre, Ellesmere Port
Balletboyz at Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Oxford University Press
The Mill at Sonning at The Mill at Sonning Theatre
Nick Hern Books
The Occasional Cabaret at Salisbury Playhouse
Above the Stag Theatre
Oily Cart at Smallwood School Annex, London SW17
Royal Shakespeare Company at Noël Coward Theatre
The Birmingham Stage Company at Curve Theatre, Leicester
The Flanagan Collective in association with York Theatre Royal at St Olave's Church, York
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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Interview with Zoë Svendsen and Simon Daw for World Factory at Young Vic.
Berwick Kaler’s thirty-seventh pantomime for York Theatre Royal will be staged in a purpose-built 1000-seat theatre to be constructed at the National Railway Museum.
A report on the presentation of the STR Theatre Book Prize at the London Palladium.
English National Ballet and English National Ballet School have announced plans for a new joint home under one roof, creating a centre that combines state-of-the-art training facilities, teaching and rehearsal studios.
Open Auditions for the panto juvenile chorus of Jack and the Beanstalk at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre will take place on Sunday 5 July.
The full cast has been confirmed for Chichester's summer musical, Mack and Mabel, which will be led by Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in the title roles.
Facts and figures about NE theatre from the British Theatre Consortium’s British Theatre Repertoire 2013 report.
Auditions and Creative / Technical Positions for Panto Season 2015. Latest Update: 20/05/2015.
Newcastle's Live Theatre has announced its new season which runs from June to December.
Newcastle's Northern Stage has announced the shows which will be part of its fourth visit to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Arlene Philips, CBE will be head judge at English National Ballet School’s 2015 Choreographic Competition on Tuesday 19 May at 7PM, which will be live-streamed from their School Studio Theatre SW10.
For one day each summer, The Place is filled to the brim with shows and activities for children aged 0 to 10 years and their families to enjoy.
From Friday 22 until Saturday 30 May 2015, Greenwich Dance will host a collection of dance performances, free outdoor events and opportunities to get involved.
Shubbak, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture, will present a dance programme at Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, The Place and The British Museum featuring choreographers, artists and performers from Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia and Algeria.
10 years after its last visit to the UK in 2005, China National Peking Opera Company returns to the UK this winter.
English National Ballet’s platform for emerging dance makers, Choreographics, at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio will this year be live-streamed for the first time.
Not Too Tame brings its immersive theatrical experience Early Doors to pubs in Harrogate and Salford.
The Car Man heads to the Lowry in Salford next week on its first tour in eight years.
Gary Lucy takes on the iconic role of Gaz, when the Full Monty comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre.
Manchester’s 24:7 Big Festival Weekend has announced the four plays chosen for this year's event.
Troublehouse Theatre’s production of RAW by Chris O'Connell is at the Joshua Brooks in Manchester.
Royal Exchange associate artist Chris Thorpe brings Fringe First award-winning show Confirmation to The Studio.
Concluding the Octagon Theatre’s current season of plays is Noises Off.
Manchester International Festival’s new CEO and artistic director is familiar to Manchester folk as the man who helped re-invent the city’s Contact venue.
Action Transport Theatre asked its local Ellesmere Port children some of life’s big questions. The end result, a show called STATIk, now goes on national tour.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday May 17.
Theatre productions in the north east in the week beginning Monday 18 May 2015.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 18 May.
Guildford Shakespeare Company begins its 10th Open-Air Season with a brand new stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic story Wind in the Willows.
Stoke’s Regent Theatre has disclosed that panto duo Jonathan Wilkes and Christian Patterson will return at Christmas 2015.
Organisers of Derby Festé 2015 have announced that the headline act will be Les Commandos Percu performing the UK première of its drum and fireworks show Danbor Talka: The Clash of The Drums.
A group of comedians are to hold a benefit night with the proceeds going to Central Youth Theatre—“Wolverhampton’s leading youth theatre since 1983”.
Spy skills and sleuthing are the themes for two drama courses at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate during the half-term break.
Three East Midlands venues are on the lookout for associate artists to be part of their artist development scheme In Good Company.
Coinciding with National Dementia Awareness Week, Derby-born writer Tim Elgood’s new play Unforgettable is to start a tour at the city’s Guildhall Theatre.