Philip's Top 5

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

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Zubin Varla as Dara, Ellie Kurtz


National Theatre (Lyttelton Theatre)

Jonathan Frau in Oktobre, Daniel Michelon


Purcell Room at Southbank Centre as part of London International Mime Festival

Russell Dixon as The Judge and Brooke Kinsella as call girl Lindy,


Stephen Joseph Theatre Company, Scarborough, in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford

Rani Moorthy as Mrs Shah, Darren Kuppan as Maneer, Taj Atwal as Meehah, Amit Shah as Abdul, Ashley Kumar as Tariq and Jane Jorrocks as Ella,

East is East

Jamie Lloyd Productions at Opera House, Manchester

Two Spirits,

Two Spirits

Re:Play Festival, HOME Manchester at Number One, First Street, Manchester

Compagnie 111 / Aurélien Bory / Kaori Ito, Aglae Bory


Compagnie 111 / Aurélien Bory / Kaori Ito at LIMF 2015 at Sadler's Wells

The cast of Into the Woods, Joan Marcus

Into the Woods

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with The McCarter Theatre Center presents the Fiasco Theater production at Laura Pels Theatre, New York

Jenna Augen and Ilan Goodman, Nobby Clark

Bad Jews

Theatre Royal Bath Productions at St James Theatre



Benedict Sandiford and Cassie Friend at South Street Arts Centre

Brian Blessed as King Lear and daughter Rosalind as Goneril, Matt Pereira

King Lear

Guildford Shakespeare Company at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

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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