Philip Fisher

London editor


Philip Fisher is the BTG's London editor and a member of the Critics' Circle Drama Section.

He started reviewing theatre at the Edinburgh Festival 2000. Since then, he has become a regular reviewer and writer on theatrical matters, primarily for the British Theatre Guide.

He has also worked on a freelance basis for a variety of other publications. He regularly contributes audio interviews to TheatreVOICE, is the London critic for the Western Mail and the theatre critic of London Accountant Magazine.

He has been published in a wide variety of other journals including The Stage, The Jewish Chronicle and The Wisden Cricketer.

When he is not working as a theatre critic, he is a Human Capital Partner at BDO, a Top 10 firm of accountants. In this guise, he has written numerous articles on taxation matters for a wide variety of publications including The Times as well as writing and contributing to several books.

Latest reviews

The Muse,

The Muse

Katherine Tozer (Palimpsest at Leighton House Museum, Holland Park).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

The Cast of The Kid Stays in the Picture, Johan Persson

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Adapted by Simon McBurney and James Yeatman, based on the life of Robert Evans (Complicite at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, Johan Persson

An American in Paris

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Craig Lucas (Dominion Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Eve Best (Olivia Brown), Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher), Catherine Ashmore

Love in Idleness

Terence Rattigan (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Ryan Gage, Tristram Kenton

The Miser

Molière, freely adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter (Garrick Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Margot Leicester as Emelia, Diana Hardcastle as Jess, Michael Feast as Mike, Mike Grady as Ronnie, Sarah Ball as Lizzy and Roger Sloman as Tom, Tristram Kenton


Matthew Whittet (Belvoir Sydney at Lyric Hammersmith).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Andrew Scott, Miles Aldridge


William Shakespeare (Almeida Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher