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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Last Dance,

Last Dance

Vertigo Theatre Productions at King's Arms Salford



Robert Mackintosh, Amir Ltd, Hilary A Williams, Deborah Negri and Julian Stoneman at St James Theatre

Tatsuya Fujiwara,


Ninagawa Company at Barbican Theatre

Heather Lai and Lucy Ellison (standing), David Sandison

World Factory

Metis, New Wolsey Theatre, Young Vic, Company of Angels at Young Vic Theatre

Clare Presland, Justina Gringyte and Rhian Lois, Alastair Muir


English National Opera at London Coliseum

Janet Kumah in Rites, Sally Jubb


National Theatre Scotland at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

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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