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

Mark Edel-Hunt as Daniel Quinn, Jonathan Keenan

Paul Auster's City of Glass

Adapted for the stage by Duncan Macmillan, based on the first novel of the New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and the graphic novel by Paul Auster and David Mazzuchelli (59 Productions, HOME and Lyric Hammersmith at Lyric Hammersmith).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Halina Reijn and Jude Law, Jan Versweyveld


Based on the film by Luchino Visconti, adapted by Jan Peter Gerrits in an English version by Simon Stephens (Toneelgroep, Amsterdam at Barbican Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Maureen Beattie, Chloe Lamford

Nuclear War

Simon Stephens (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

T J and Dave,

T J & Dave

T J Jagodowski and David Pasquesi (Barrow Street Theatre at Soho Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) and Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow), Tristram Kenton


Music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár as adapted by Benjamin F Glaser (GradeLinnit Productions at London Coliseum).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Orlando James (Leontes), Johan Persson

The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare (Cheek by Jowl at Silk Street Theatre, Barbican Centre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher