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.



Springsteen on Broadway

The Double Vaccination Conundrum

As if producers didn't have enough headaches, they might soon have to decide whether to demand double vaccinations from staff, actors and the paying public.
Rishi Sunak and a Purple Cow

Events Insurance – Better Late than Never

The latest announcement from the "Too Little, Too Late" Party heralds the long-awaited introduction of events insurance. It probably covers theatres but the details are sketchy to say the least.
Lament for Sheku Bayoh at EIF 2021

Edinburgh Festival 2021 and Beyond

As August approaches, lovers of the arts inevitably turn their thoughts to the Scottish capital.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

“Woe, Woe and Thrice Woe”

Political chaos is spreading its net into theatres.
Alive in Wonderland

Personal Responsibility or Community Responsibility As a Person?

As if theatres didn't have enough problems, Boris Johnson's Terminus Day could really be the end.
Come From Away

Favourite soundtracks from the musicals

What are your favourite show soundtracks? Philip Fisher opens the debate.
Alan Cumming in The Scottish Play

Test and Superspreader Events

As Terminus Day approaches, we review the current state of play for the events industry.
Matt Hancock

Forget an Orwellian future, 1984 is here

The Government seems more concerned about PR than supporting the arts, threatening the futures of many theatres.
Witness for the Prosecution

Four More Weeks of Pain?

Philip Fisher takes a hard look at the impact of the cancellation of Freedom Day and reports on four different approaches.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

Could Andrew Lloyd Webber be swapping Cinderella for Midnight Express?

Lord Lloyd Webber has announced that he will open Cinderella on 25 June, even if that means breaking the law and a potential prison sentence.