Philip's Top 5
Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.
The Alternative Top 5
Talawa Theatre Company at Salisbury Playhouse
Bill Kenwright Limited at Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Vienna Festival Ballet at Theatre Royal Windsor
Watermill Theatre at Sunderland Empire
Bill Kenwright by arrangement with Bob Swash at Palace Theatre, Manchester
Adam Spiegel at New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Martin Flitton at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Gate Theatre, Notting Hill
Butterfly Psyche at The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre at Birmingham REP
David Shopland at Lost Theatre
2Faced Dance Company at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Lyceum Theatre Company at Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Bush Moukarzel and Dead Centre at Young Vic
Papergang Theatre at Finborough Theatre
Raymond Gubbay at Royal Albert Hall
English National Opera at The Coliseum
The Children's Touring Partnership at Chichester Festival Theatre
Soroush and Routes North at The Lowry (Studio), Salford
DV8 Physical Theatre at The Lowry, Salford
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tiata Fahodzi & Watford Palace Theatre at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Print Room at the Coronet
KILN at The Dukes, Lancaster
National Theatre (Lyttelton)
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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English National Ballet’s 2015 Emerging Dancer competition will be held at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday 23 March 2015, hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky.
Theatre productions in the north east in the week beginning Monday 2 March 2015.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 2 March.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday March 1.
Opera North returns to The Lowry in Salford with a new production of Marriage of Figaro, an exciting double-bill and the return of the highly-successful La traviata.
To celebrate International Women’s Day a Theatre Festival—Hear Me Roar! takes place in various venues in Lancaster.
Plastic Figurines, a new play by Ella Carmen Greenhill opens at Liverpool Playhouse Studio April 9.
Manchester Opera House will live up to its name when iconic operas Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly return as part of a national 2015 tour.
A trio of politically-engaged plays come to Liverpool Playhouse this spring.
Beyond the Barricade celebrates 15 successful years touring when it comes to the Opera House, Manchester.
Two by Jim Cartwright, opens at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake March 21.
Chichester marks its first full season following its major redevelopment with ambitious large-scale productions.
Derby Theatre’s summer 2015 season promises “an exciting theatrical ride for audiences and participants of all ages”.
A new adaptation of Dracula will evoke Bram Stoker’s Victorian England and will pit scientific advancement against superstition at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic.
Leicester’s favourite teenager Adrian Mole is to commentate on everything that happens around him in a new musical that has its world première at the city’s Curve Theatre.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the casts for its summer 2015 productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello which will run in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford.
A major fire 12 months ago which closed Derby’s Assembly Rooms was due to failings in its design and maintenance, according to a draft report.
The twice yearly theatre festival, Jabberwocky Market, returns to Darlington in March.
Theatre company Tangled Feet tours parenthood play Kicking and Screaming throughout the north east.
Alphabetti Theatre opens a new fringe venue in Newcastle.
The Gateshead International Festival of Theatre has failed to secure funding for 2015.