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

Imogen Poots (Abby) and James Norton (Zack), Marc Brenner


Amy Herzog (Donmar Warehouse).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

A scene from Pinocchio - Pleasure Island, Manuel Harlan


Dennis Kelly, with songs from the Walt Disney film by Lee Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J Smith, adapted by Martin Lowe (Lyttelton Theatre (National Theatre)).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

John Marquez, Marc Brenner

The Twilight Zone

Based on stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, adapted by Anne Washburn (Almeida Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Roger Paterson as Ralph and Becca Marriott as Mimi, Scott Rylander

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini, in a new english version by Adam’s Spreadbury-Maher and Becca Marriott (King's Head Theatre at Trafalgar Studios 2).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Alex Austin and Alex Beckett, Johan Persson

Grimly Handsome

Julia Jarcho (Royal Court Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Pauline McLynn and Anna Shaffer, Tomas Turpie

Daisy Pulls It Off

Denise Deegan (Go People and Glass Half Full Productions at Park Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Geoffrey Streatfeild (George Blake) and Emmet Byrne (Sean Bourke), Marc Brenner

Cell Mates

Simon Gray (Hampstead Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Marcus Brigstocke (P T  Barnum), Nobby Clark


Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart and book by Mark Bramble (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

The Melting Pot,

The Melting Pot

Israel Zangwill (Bitter Pill at Finborough Theatre, Earl's Court).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher