Philip Fisher

London Editor

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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 has also regularly contributed audio interviews to TheatreVOICE.

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

When not working as a theatre critic and commentator on a wide variety of issues for AccountingWEB, Philip spent 20 years as a tax 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.

He is now branching out into other areas of writing.




Sir Henry Neville

The Never-Ending Shakespeare Authorship Debate

Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Not according to hordes of academics.
Oldham Coliseum

Good News for Once … But Also Bad

Sadly, good news in the Budget this week was soon tempered by much worse from the north-west.
Theatre Audience

The Best Seat in the House

Are premium seats always the best or even worth the money? Not necessarily.
Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein

Will AI Change the Theatre Forever?

Is AI theatre's greatest threat or its greatest friend?
Great riot at the Astor Place opera house, New York on Thursday evening May 10th, 1849

Badly Behaved Audiences Hit the Headlines

As if the cultural sector didn't have enough problems, theatre is now getting negative publicity thanks to problematic audiences.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Censorship Rears its Ugly Head

Philip Fisher reports on worrying developments in the United States.
Lucy Frazer

Another New Culture Minister: Lucy Frazer

Philip Fisher profiles the new culture minister, Lucy Frazer.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Oldham Coliseum Theatre – RIP

It was inevitable that following harsh cuts by Arts Council England, some theatres would close. Oldham Coliseum is the first but is unlikely to be the last.
Equity logo

Equity Demanding 17% West End Pay Rise

Having demonstrated that West End theatre workers are struggling to make ends meet, Equity has proposed a 17% increase. Philip Fisher considers the implications.
Baroness Stowell

Culture v. Money

Philip Fisher comments on a damning report from the House of Lords Communications Committee and a belated funding offer to ENO.