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

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Kerr Logan (Kilian) with hurling stick,


Papatango Theatre Company at Finborough Theatre

Bantam wait... the male cast of Bantams before falling in for duty,


Hyde Festival Theatre Company & Tameside Council Cultural Services at The Continental, Preston

Jonathan Broadbent as Andre De Lorde, Steve Tanner

Grand Guignol

Theatre Royal Plymouth at Southwark Playhouse (The Large)

Ensemble in Bondagers, Robbie Jack


Lyceum Theatre Company at Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh


Beckie Darlington with Gate Theatre at The Courtyard, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Community Chorus as The Lord and his band, Matt Jamie

The Hunters Grimm

Theatro Vivo at Deptford Lounge, the streets of Deptford and The Albany

Amy (Rosie Wyatt),


FoolsCap at Soho Theatre

Ivan Blackstock in A Harlem Dream, Chris Nash

A Harlem Dream

A Dance Umbrella / Young Vic co-production at The Maria, Young Vic

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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