Philip's Top 5

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

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Janet Kumah in Rites, Sally Jubb

Rites

National Theatre Scotland at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Anna (Ony Uhiara) and Vronsky (Robert Gilbert), Jonathan Keenan

Anna Karenina

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Royal Exchange Theatre at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse

An image used in Spring Reign, Musa Chowdhury

Spring Reign

Benedict Power Productions at The Lowry, Salford

Ady Thompson, Simone Lewis and Rebecca Rogers in STATIk, Johnathan Clover

STATIk

Action Transport Theatre at Whitby Hall Theatre, Ellesmere Port

Zoe Lister and Michael Lumsden, Geraint Lewis

Killjoy

The Mill at Sonning at The Mill at Sonning Theatre

Emma Ballantine and Amie Burns Walker in Romeo & Juliet, James Drury

Romeo & Juliet

The Flanagan Collective in association with York Theatre Royal at St Olave's Church, York

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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