Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

Edinburgh Festivals

See our Edinburgh 2014 page for news, features and reviews from this year's Edinburgh Fringe, International and Book Festivals.

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Marti Pellow as Che and Madalena Alberto as Eva, Darren Bell

Evita

Bill Kenwright at Dominion Theatre

Harry Livingstone as Orlando and Sally Scott as Rosalind (as Ganymede), Robert Workman

As You Like It

Peter Huntley Productions and W14 Productions at Southwark Playhouse

Kim Criswell, Victoria Elliott, Kieron Jecchinis, Mariah Gale, Matthew Douglas, Topher McGrillis

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Northern Stage, Royal and Derngate and Royal Exchange Theatre at Northern Stage, Newcastle

Ameet Chana as Nav, Clara Indrani as Sunita, Shabana Azmi as Tejpal, Goldy Notay as Harleen and Russell Floyd as Maurice,

Happy Birthday Sunita

Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Arena Theatre Wolverhampton at Watford Palace Theatre

The Cast of Home Sweet Home, Tim Smith

Home Sweet Home

Freedom Studios and Entelechy Arts at The Ukrainian Centre, Bradford

Donald McBride in Choir,

Choir

Encounter Productions, Alnwick Playhouse, ARC Stockton, Arts Centre Washington and Northern Stage at Northern Stage, Newcastle

Maxine Peake as Hamlet, Jonathan Keenan

Hamlet

Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Cillian Murphy, Patrick Redmond

Ballyturk

Landmark Productions at Lyttelton Theatre (National)

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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