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.



The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

Redemption or a Knockout Punch

Philip Fisher fears that removing Plan B measures will do theatres no favours.
Alexandra Gilbreath and Sir Antony Sher in The Winter's Tale

From A Sad Tale to Spring Awakening

Philip Fisher looks forward to a return to normality sooner rather than later and reminds us of the pleasures that theatre can bring.
Tia Bannon and Danielle Vitalis in Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner (which should have been at Under the Radar)

Theatre in Crisis?

Philip Fisher reports on the latest news from the front line and sees little to generate optimism in the short term.
Peter Pan

Review of the Theatre Year... 2022

Rather than shedding tears over another disastrous year, Philip Fisher travels in time this week with a fantasy look back on the year to come.
Wilkins Mickawber

A Lifeline – but Not a Very Strong One

Once again, theatres are closing but the government's financial support package looks fatally inadequate.

Please Sir, I Want Some More

Philip Fisher suggests that, as Omicron wreaks havoc across the sector, government support for theatres is already overdue.
Les Misérables

When did Uncertainty Become the Peak of Ambition?

As theatres try to get back to normal, the threatening Omicron variant has come on to the horizon.
Boris Johnson

You Can’t Trust the Missus

As Omicron threatens Christmas, the Prime Minister is unmasked as Macbeth.
Jonny and the Baptists

Protecting Our Theatres

Philip Fisher wonders whether producers should be more proactive in defending themselves against coronavirus closure.
The Plague Thing

Vaccine Pass(port)

Is it only a matter of time before the UK government follows Scotland and Wales and obliges theatres to demand vaccine passes?