Philip's Top 5

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

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See our full panto coverage, with news, reviews and features from all over the UK and beyond.

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Rebecca Johnson in Twelfth Night, Mark Douet

Twelfth Night

English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres at Richmond Theatre

Cygnets, Annabel Moeller

Swan Lake

English National Ballet at Liverpool Empire

Martha Leebolt in the title role with Tobias Batley as the Prince, Bill Cooper


Northern Ballet at Palace Theatre, Manchester

Jennifer Jackson (Lady Macbeth) and Gregory Finnegan (Macbeth), Tom Parker


Omnibus at Omnibus and Clapham Common

Elena Dee in Madama Butterfly, Ellen Kent

Madama Butterfly

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


Mark Bruce Company at Salisbury Playhouse

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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