Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

Edinburgh Festivals

See our Edinburgh 2014 page for news, features and reviews from this year's Edinburgh Fringe, International and Book Festivals.

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Curious Directive at Zoo Southside

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman,


Gua Nua at Underbelly, Cowgate

Linda Marlowe and Sarah-Louise Young ,

Night Bus

Festival Highlights at Pleasance Courtyard

NewsRevue 2014,

NewsRevue 2014

Canal Cafe Theatre, Emma Taylor at Pleasance Courtyard

Lemi Ponifasio's I AM, Christophe Raynaud de Lage


MAU at The Edinburgh Playhouse

Secret Theatre Company,

Show 6

Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre Company at Summerhall @ Roundabout

Beans on Toast,

Beans on Toast

Patch of Blue in association with Tel-One Productions at Zoo Southside

The Art of Falling Apart,

The Art of Falling Apart

Big Wow, Richard Jordan Productions, Unity in association with Pleasance at Pleasance Courtyard

The Post Show,

The Post Show

The Berserker Residents at Assembly George Square Studios

St Joan,

St Joan

Pascal Theatre, ManyTracks Inc, and Add2 Productions at Bedlam Theatre

Beats North,

Beats North

Company TSU in Association with Curious Monkey at Summerhall @ Roundabout


Neutrinos and Sal Pittman at Summerhall



ACE Production at Pleasance Courtyard

Animal Farm,

Animal Farm

Theatre Tours International and Guy Masterson at Assembly George Square Theatre

Near Gone,

Near Gone

Two Destination Language at Summerhall



Ontroerend Goed at Summerhall



Off Track Theatre Company at Greenside @ Nicolson Square

Away From Home

Hartshorn - Hook Productions & Working Progress Theatre at Assembly George Square Theatre

Oskar Brown and Nicholas Campbell in Between, Four Word Productions


Four Word Productions at King's Head Theatre

The Hive,

The Hive

The Human Zoo Theatre Company at Pleasance Dome

Francis Tucker,

Live Forever

Liverpool Playhouse Studio at Pleasance Courtyard

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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