Northern Stage at Northern Stage, Newcastle)
Philip's Top 5
Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.
The Alternative Top 5
Opera North at The Lowry, Salford
The Big House Theatre Company & Big Broad Productions at Hackney Downs Studios
English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres at Richmond Theatre
Mantik Productions at Star & Shadow, Newcastle
Olivier, National Theatre
South Street Arts Centre
English National Ballet at Liverpool Empire
Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells
Opera North at The Lowry, Salford
Northern Ballet at Palace Theatre, Manchester
Ballet Black at Watford Palace Theatre
Peoples Theatre Newcastle
Omnibus at Omnibus and Clapham Common
Pluck Productions at Rosemary Branch Theatre
Ellen Kent and Opera and Ballet International, with Chisinau National Opera at Richmond Theatre
The Royal Opera at Royal Opera House
Actors of Dionysius at Brewery Arts Centre
Orange Tree Theatre
Mark Bruce Company at Salisbury Playhouse
Random Thoughts Ltd at Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre at Minerva Theatre, Chichester
House at South Street Arts Centre
Cullberg Ballet at Sadler’s Wells
The Lowry, Salford
Feelgood Theatre Productions at Trafalgar Studios
Young Vic Clare Studio
While You Wait
BTG has partnered with Fuel Theatre on a series of podcasts called While You Wait.
- Waiting... Now by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer
- Waiting... to be born by Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick and Sarah Beake
- Waiting... in a hairdressers by Malika Booker in collaboration with Emily Butterworth
- Waiting... to come home by Caroline Horton in collaboration with Jennifer Wild
- Waiting... for a Cancer Diagnosis by Brian Lobel, in collaboration with Iain Perdue
- Waiting... are we? By The Company in collaboration with Jonathan Reades and Raphael Woolf
- Waiting... for a loved one to die by Rachel Mars in collaboration with Fliss Murtagh
- Waiting... for the inevitable by Toby Jones in collaboration with Peter Giese
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