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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John Catterall as Ted and David Crellin as Jack in Coalition Nightmare,

JB Shorts 13

Reallife Theatre Company at Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Gray O'Brien (Det Supt Roy Grace) and Tina Hobley (Ashley Harper),

Dead Simple

Joshua Andrews and Peter James in association with Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for The Booking Office at Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Jade Ogugua, Lucy Kilpatrick, Asha Reid and Heida Reed, Richard Lakos


Theatre Renegade at Southwark Playhouse (The Little)

Fight Night,

Fight Night

Ontroerend Goed & The Border Project in cooperation with Drum Theatre Plymouth, Vooruit & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd at Unicorn Theatre

STAND - Chris Goode & Co,


Chris Goode & Co at South Street Arts Centre

Paul Broughton and Michael Starke,


Royal Court Liverpool at Royal Court Liverpool

In the frame: The History Boys,

The History Boys

David Hutchinson & Philip Rowntree for Sell A Door Theatre Company at Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Kay Gallie as Mary and Ron Donnachie as JImmy,


Traverse Theatre Company at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thomas Law, Sam Jackson, Anton Belmonte

Beautiful Thing

Nottingham Playhouse, Curve Theatre, with Tom O'Connell for QNQ at The Lowry (Quays Theatre)

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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