Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

Current Festivals

We have separate pages for news and reviews from current and upcoming festivals, including Buxton Fringe, 24:7 Theatre Festival and all the 2014 Edinburgh Festivals

Latest reviews

Rock of Ages,

Rock of Ages

Ambassador Theatre Group at Sunderland Empire

The Grandmother, Mark McNulty

Memories of August 1914

Royal De Luxe, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW at St George's Hall and Liverpool City Centre

Amanda Hale (Morris), Stanley Townsend (Sims), Johan Persson

The Nether

Headlong at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs

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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