Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

Edinburgh Festivals

See our Edinburgh 2014 page for news, features and reviews from this year's Edinburgh Fringe, International and Book Festivals.

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Fourth Monkey Theatre Company at theSpace on North Bridge

Case Number,

Case Number

Tea and Toast Productions at Spotlites @ the Merchants' Hall


Tortoise in a Nutshell at Underbelly, Bristo Square


Macaroon Productions at C Nova

Dracula, Matt Martin


Action To The World at Pleasance Courtyard

Valerie O'Connor,


Rough Magic at Soho Upstairs

Blam!, Søren Meisner


Glynis Henderson Productions at Grand Theatre, Blackpool



Curious Directive at Zoo Southside

Genevieve Hulme-Beaman,


Gua Nua at Underbelly, Cowgate

Linda Marlowe and Sarah-Louise Young ,

Night Bus

Festival Highlights at Pleasance Courtyard

NewsRevue 2014,

NewsRevue 2014

Canal Cafe Theatre, Emma Taylor at Pleasance Courtyard

Lemi Ponifasio's I AM, Christophe Raynaud de Lage


MAU at The Edinburgh Playhouse

Secret Theatre Company,

Show 6

Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre Company at Summerhall @ Roundabout

Beans on Toast,

Beans on Toast

Patch of Blue in association with Tel-One Productions at Zoo Southside

The Art of Falling Apart,

The Art of Falling Apart

Big Wow, Richard Jordan Productions, Unity in association with Pleasance at Pleasance Courtyard

The Post Show,

The Post Show

The Berserker Residents at Assembly George Square Studios

St Joan,

St Joan

Pascal Theatre, ManyTracks Inc, and Add2 Productions at Bedlam 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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