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 and is the London critic for the Western Mail.

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

When he wasnot working as a theatre critic and commentator on a wide variety of issues for AccountingWEB, he spent 20 years as a Human Capital Partner at various leading firms 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

Finbar Lynch (Dr Wangel) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (Ellida), Manuel Harlan

The Lady from the Sea

Henrik Ibsen in a New Version by Elinor Cook (Donmar Warehouse).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Victoria Hamilton (Audrey Walters), Marc Brenner


Mike Bartlett (Almeida Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes, Darren Bell

Venus in Fur

David Ives (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

The Cast of Hair, Claire Bilyard


Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot (Hope Mill Theatre at The Vaults, Waterloo).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton, Johan Persson


David Eldridge (Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Hadley Fraser (Dr Frederick Frankenstein) & Summer Strallen (Inga), Manuel Harlan

Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, based on the story and screenplay by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks (Garrick Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Jonjo O'Neill, Helen Murray

Victory Condition

Chris Thorpe (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher