Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

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John Heffernan as J Robert Oppenheimer and Catherine Steadman as Jean Tatlock, Keith Pattison


Royal Shakespeare Company at Vaudeville Theatre

Fiona Hampton as Amanda and Harry Long as Elyot, Ian Tilton

Private Lives

Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Creditor, Andreas Grieger


Living record at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

Penelope Retold - Caroline Horton,

Penelope Retold

Caroline Horton and Derby Theatre at South Street Arts Centre

Gina Bramhill, Ilan Goodman and Jenna Augen in Bad Jews, Robert Workman

Bad Jews

Theatre Royal Bath Productions at Arts 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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