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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
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Orange Tree, Richmond
Theatr Iolo, Theatre Hullabaloo at Chapter, Cardiff
Bill Kenwright at Garrick Theatre
Actors Touring Company at Northern Stage, Newcastle
Fox Trotter Theatre at Park Theatre 60
Harold Pinter Theatre
Vertigo Theatre Productions at Three Minute Theatre, Manchester
English Touring Opera at York Theatre Royal
Jermyn Street Theatre
Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Hampstead Theatre Productions and Old Vic Productions at Noël Coward Theatre
Roar Ensemble / Sherman Cymru at Cardiff Bay
Playbill Books / Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
Touring Consortium Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal and Bolton Octagon at Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Middle Ground Theatre Company at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Amy Anzel in association with Todd Ruppert of RTR International at Sunderland Empire
Eifman Ballet at London Coliseum
A Young Vic / Theatre de Viy-Lausanne co-production at Young Vic (Maria)
Magic Beans Pantomimes at The Hexagon, Reading
The Rosemary Branch Theatre and Tennison's Quirk in association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at Rosemary Branch Theatre
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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Thomas Pickles premières his award–winning one-man play.
Noël Coward's musical Ace Of Clubs opens in London for the first time since 1950.
Coronation Street's Keith Duffy makes London stage début.
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East London's ARCH 1 hosts its first theatre performance.
An eclectic series of events in the nooks and crannies of the venue whilst building works take place.
The archive of British alternative theatre seeks funding.
A show recreated for a modern young audience goes on tour next month.
The Donmar Warehouse has announced the full cast for Fathers and Sons.
Peckham's Bussey Building is to host a double bill of Australian plays Holiday and The Eisteddfod, both UK premières.
Best Of Friends opens this week at London's Landor Theatre directed by the venue's artistic director Robert McWhir.
Familiar faces from stage and screen visit Bromley in a season of musicals and plays.
A birthday celebration gala, a transfer, a UK première and London's first revival of Hare's The Vertical Hour.
A packed three weeks of shorts, readings, workshops and a première for this year's event.
The Hawth in Crawley has announced the programme for its summer season.
Theatre productions in the North East for the week beginning Monday 21st April, 2014.
A new production of Annie Get Your Gun is to launch at the Opera House, Manchester, starring Jason Donovan, Emma Williams and Norman Pace.
Unity Theatre in Liverpool’s summer season runs from April to August with a mix of drama, comedy and dance.
Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre will take on a music hall feel for a Charity Gala Performance of The Life And Times Of Mitchell & Kenyon.
Removed And Destroyed opens at the Kings Arms Theatre, Salford.
Bruntwood prize-winning play Britannia Waves The Rules receives its world première at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.
The world première of The Last Days Of Troy continues the current spring / summer season at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.
Greater Manchester Fringe is looking for writers, artists, comedians, musicians, producers and event organisers to put on shows.
The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers will be returning to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool.
TV talent show stars Daniel Boys and Lauren Samuels join the cast of Love Story at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.
Life-sized puppetry and live music will help tell the story of two unlikely friends at The Dukes in Lancaster.
Action Transport Theatre has received funding to make an LGBT play which will tour to primary schools across the north west.
Royal Northern College of Music is to release a charity single in aid of the college.
New play Hope Place, a portrayal of family life, makes its world première at the Everyman in Liverpool.
International smash-hit Blam! will be playing at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool this summer—its only UK dates this year.
Round-up of regional prodictions opening week beginning Sunday April 20.
A fusion of martial arts, multi-media images and live music at The Hawth in Crawley.
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 21 April.
Avenue Q, a tribute to Eric Morecambe and the 50th anniversary production of Entertaining Mr Sloane are among the coming highlights at Buxton Opera House.
Theatre-makers from the West Midlands and beyond who perform in outdoor or alternative spaces are to present work in a range of sites across Birmingham.
The RSC is releasing a selection of speeches and music from Gregory Doran’s current productions of Henry IV Parts I and II on a CD and for download from iTunes.
A festival celebrating the best of European theatre is returning to Birmingham and will have a new home.
Richard E Grant will play Kraken: Lord of the Oceans in the world première of the musical Water Babies at Leicester’s Curve—but only as a 3D hologram.
Derby Theatre has been awarded the maximum amount under ACE's Grants for the Arts scheme for its professional development scheme for emerging artists.
Rebecca Preston has been appointed the Royal Shakespeare Company’s director of development.
The next new writing showcase by Newcastle's Write on Tap focuses on debts.
Newcastle's Live Theatre is the big winner at the Journal Culture Awards 2013.
Arts Centre Washington is looking for performing artists/companies to take part in its next Greenhouse scratch night in June.
Casting information for the 2014 panto seasons (Easter, Summer and Christmas), including technical positions (Update: 18/04/2014)
Derby’s Assembly Rooms will be closed for a minimum of 18 months because of a serious fire on the roof of the adjoining car park five weeks ago.
The Almeida Theatre was the venue that came out of Sunday's Olivier Awards with the most trophies for its West End transfers of Chimerica and Ghosts.