Philip's Top 5

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

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The Company, Philip Tull


Watermill Theatre Company at Watermill Theatre Newbury

Lilly Papaioannou and Michael Bracegirdle, Andreas Grieger


OperaUpClose at Soho Theatre

Tar Baby,

Tar Baby

Desiree Burch and Platt Productions at Gilded Balloon

Trans Scripts,

Trans Scripts

Paul Lucas Productions in association with Gail Winer and Pleasance at Pleasance Courtyard



New Celts Productions and Nook N' Cranny Productions at theSpace on the Mile



FYSA Theatre at Gilded Balloon

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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