Philip's Top 5

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

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Sachli Gholamalizad (and mother), Sarah Oyserman

A Reason To Talk

Kunstz, KVS, and Richard Jordan Productions with Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Big in Belgium and Summerhall at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

John Owen-Jones and water boys, Polly Thomas

Tiger Bay

Wales Millennium Centre, Cape Town Opera at Wales Millennium Centre

Ben Forster and Ensemble,


Michael Rose for Elf The Musical Ltd in association with Bord Cais Energy Theatre (a Theatre Royal Plymouth production) at The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Inside Pussy Riot, Kenny Mathieson

Inside Pussy Riot

Les Infants Terribles with Bird & Carrot and Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova at The Saatchi Gallery

Ben Ingles (Lt. Nicholls), Tom Quinn, Dominic Ramsden and Nicky Cross (Joey), Brinkhoff and Mögenburg

War Horse

National Theatre at Liverpool Empire



Iris Theatre at St Paul's Church Covent Garden

Charlotte Hamblin, Keith Pattison

Miss Julie

Theatre by the Lake and Jermyn Street Theatre at Jermyn Street Theatre

Animatorium, National Dance Company Wales


National Dance Company Wales at Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

Lt Pearson left (George Kemp), Capt Roberts 4th from left (James Dutton) and Sgt Tyler (Dan Mersh) right, Watermill Theatre

The Wipers Times

Trademark Touring and Watermill Production at Everyman, Cheltenham

Joe Sample (Ken "Smudger" Smith), George Stagnell (Ken "Cookey" Cooke), Adam Bruce (Dennis "Hank" Haydock), Thomas Lillywhite (Albert "Bert" Barritt) and Carl Wylie (George "Merry" Meredith), Michael J Oakes

Bomb Happy

Everwitch Theatre, Helmsley Arts Centre and York Normandy Veterans at Square Chapel, Halifax

Bryan Cranston, Jan Versweyveld


Lyttelton Theatre (National Theatre)

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