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.

Reviews

Features

Rory Kinnear as Iago, Adrian Lester as Othello in Othello at National Theatre

Review of the Year - The London Stage

London editor Philip Fisher gives his review and highlights of the London stage in 2013.
Rufus Norris in rehearsal

Rufus Norris: the right man for the National job?

Philip Fisher reflects on the National Theatre's big announcement to day of the person to take over from Nicholas Hytner.
English Touring Theatre

The Best Play Ever

Thanks to the ingenuity of English Touring Theatre, we will soon know the title of the most popular ever play in English. The mouth waters at the prospect.
Maria Miller MP

Is Cash the Right Measure for Artistic Achievement?

Philip Fisher examines Culture Secretary Maria Miller's announcement in her first major speech on the arts that the sector must highlight the economic benefits it brings to the country.
Sophyia Haque (Sylvia Morgan), Simon Russell Beale (Captain Terri Dennis), Joseph Timms (Private Steven Flowers) in Privates On Parade from Michael Grandage Company at Noël Coward Theatre

Review of the Year - The London Stage

London editor Philip Fisher gives his review of the London theatre scene in 2012 and his awards for the best of the year.
Ophelia

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde

Philip Fisher reports on a new exhibition with a Shakespearean twist at Tate Britain
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Carol Tambor Paintings at C ECA

New Yorker Carol Tambor, who is best known for endowing an award for the best Fringe show, has a hidden side.
Julian Bird

Julian Bird: a dream job

Philip Fisher talks to Julian Bird, chief executive of The Society of London Theatre and the Theatre Management Association about work, money, the theatre and the Olympics
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Edinburgh 2002: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Philip Fisher comments on the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe.