Philip's Top 5

Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.

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The Plant

24:7 Theatre Festival at Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

We Are The Multitude

24:7 Theatre Festival at John Thaw Theatre, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

Gary: A Love Story

24:7 Theatre Festival at John Thaw Theatre, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

Michael Ball as Mack, Manuel Harlan

Mack and Mabel

Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre

While You Wait

BTG has partnered with Fuel Theatre on a series of podcasts called While You Wait.

  1. Waiting... Now by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer
  2. Waiting... to be born by Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick and Sarah Beake
  3. Waiting... in a hairdressers by Malika Booker in collaboration with Emily Butterworth
  4. Waiting... to come home by Caroline Horton in collaboration with Jennifer Wild
  5. Waiting... for a Cancer Diagnosis by Brian Lobel, in collaboration with Iain Perdue
  6. Waiting... are we? By The Company in collaboration with Jonathan Reades and Raphael Woolf
  7. Waiting... for a loved one to die by Rachel Mars in collaboration with Fliss Murtagh
  8. Waiting... for the inevitable by Toby Jones in collaboration with Peter Giese

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Ghosts at heart of Tron season

Glasgow's Tron Theatre will feature Alison Peebles in Megan Barker's adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts at the heart of its autumn and winter season.

After the Bard abridged, what the Dickens!

From Adam Long, founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), comes Dickens Abridged.

NW Productions

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Midlands productions

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Alex returns to play Henry V at RSC in Stratford

Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran will continue his exploration of Shakespeare’s history plays when he directs Henry V which will open in Stratford before transferring to London’s Barbican.

A musical-filled August at Greenwich

Greenwich is to fill the usually quiet month of August with two full-length musicals with the same cast and crew: Pinocchio in the afternoon and The Who's Tommy in the evening.

Friel Festival unites Ireland

The Lughnasa International Friel Festival will cross the Irish border with events in both County Donegal in Republic of Ireland and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Cheek by Jowl's Ubu live screening

Cheek by Jowl's production of Ubu Roi will be screened live from the Gerald Lynch Theater, New York, where is it being presented as part of the 2015 Lincoln Center Festival.