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.



Phantom of the Opera

We’re on the Roadmap to Nowhere

Philip Fisher is alarmed by the government's failure to address the impending closure of theatres and mass redundancies in the arts.
Sierra Boggess

Theatre re-openings: uncertainty, confusion and even a little hope

Philip Fisher reports on a series of very recent developments, including the Government's first attempt at a plan for the future.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Where is theatre’s Marcus Rashford?

98 leading theatre figures have signed an open letter to Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Oliver Dowden pleading for the government to save the industry before it is too late.
Karen Fishwick and Bally Gill in Romeo and Juliet

A Silver Lining from this Terrible Cloud?

Philip Fisher wonders whether the pandemic might yield a mass of brilliant new stage works.
Julian Bird

Theatre Makes Its Case in Parliament

Philip Fisher reports on the Department of Culture Media and Sport Parliamentary Select Committee Meeting 9 June 2020.
London Stage in the 20th Century

Robert Tanitch’s fantasy theatre performance picks

Robert Tanitch proposes his 10 fantasy performances from stage history, plus a bonus song.
Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC

First Glimmers of Hope

Philip Fisher explores some prospective opportunities to see live theatre later in the year.
David Mitchell as William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Ancient and Modern

Philip Fisher enters the debate on whether bringing Shakespearean productions into modern settings is a good idea.
Sonia Friedman

Save Our Theatres

According to Sonia Friedman, "Theatre stands on the brink of ruin". Philip Fisher echoes her plea for government support before it is too late.
Bryan Cranston in Network

Theatre Closures

Philip Fisher looks at the future and fears a long wait before theatres across the UK reopen.