Gary Naylor

Gary Naylor Gary Naylor is chief reviewer for westend.broadwayworld.com and feels privileged to see so much of London's theatre.

He writes about cricket at nestaquin.wordpress.com and also for The Guardian, Spin Cricket and Channel Five and commentates at testmatchsofa.com. His writing on films and other subjects is at tootingtrumpet.wordpress.com.

Comments are always welcome.
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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse, 12 August 2016BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Aug. 13, 2016


BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN SPRING VERSION, Ambassador's Theatre, 3 August 2016BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN SPRING VERSION, Ambassador's Theatre, 3 August 2016
Posted: Aug. 4, 2016


BWW Review: THERÈSE RAQUIN, Southwark Playhouse, 15 August 2016BWW Review: THÉRÈSE RAQUIN, Southwark Playhouse, 15 August 2016
Posted: Aug. 16, 2016


BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN, Union Theatre, 16 August 2016BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN, Union Theatre, 16 August 2016
Posted: Aug. 17, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: CARGO, Arcola Theatre, 8 July 2016BWW Review: CARGO, Arcola Theatre, 8 July 2016
Posted: Jul. 9, 2016


BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Jermyn Street Theatre, February 5 2016BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Jermyn Street Theatre, February 5 2016
Posted: Feb. 7, 2016


BWW Review: ORPHANS, Southwark Playhouse, February 12 2016BWW Review: ORPHANS, Southwark Playhouse, February 12 2016
Posted: Feb. 15, 2016


BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse, 12 August 2016BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Aug. 13, 2016


2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
Posted: Dec. 21, 2015


BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Gray's Inn Hall, 22 August 2016BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Gray's Inn Hall, 22 August 2016
August 23, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine addition to the Shakespeare 400 season with a return of The Comedy of Errors to its original venue but with a 1929 vibe.
BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN, Union Theatre, 16 August 2016BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN, Union Theatre, 16 August 2016
August 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a beautifully staged revival of a 1991 musical that's great on music, but not so good on making God likeable.
BWW Review: THERSE RAQUIN, Southwark Playhouse, 15 August 2016
August 16, 2016

Gary Naylor sees Zola's tale of lust and murder brilliantly staged and performed.
BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse, 12 August 2016BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse, 12 August 2016
August 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that had been forgotten, but is thrillingly brought to the London stage for the first time
BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, 4 August 2016BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, 4 August 2016
August 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an adaptation of the classic tale that never quite finds its tone, but provides thrills and spills in its outdoor setting.
BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN SPRING VERSION, Ambassador's Theatre, 3 August 2016BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN SPRING VERSION, Ambassador's Theatre, 3 August 2016
August 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees young people perform an adaptation of the Tony Award show that's aimed at young people but can be enjoyed by all.
BWW Review: THE KREUTZER SONATA, Arcola Theatre, 12 July 2016BWW Review: THE KREUTZER SONATA, Arcola Theatre, 12 July 2016
July 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an unblinking, fearless adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's often censored story, delivered with panache and menace by Greg Hicks.
BWW Review: AFTER MISS JULIE, Richmond Theatre, 11 July 2016BWW Review: AFTER MISS JULIE, Richmond Theatre, 11 July 2016
July 12, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an adaptation of a classic play that packs plenty of punch despite some less than satisfactory casting.
BWW Review: CARGO, Arcola Theatre, 8 July 2016BWW Review: CARGO, Arcola Theatre, 8 July 2016
July 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a powerful, important play that speaks to a 2016 audience explicitly about the defining issue of our times.
BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Brockley Jack Theatre, 7 July 2016BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Brockley Jack Theatre, 7 July 2016
July 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a production that has much to commend it, bringing a little of Athens wooded peace to the hurly-burly of London.
BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, The Savill Garden Open Air Theatre, June 24 2016BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, The Savill Garden Open Air Theatre, June 24 2016
June 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a unique and completely delightful production of one of Shakespeare's sillier comedies in an environment that could have been made for it.
BWW Review: THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, Drayton Arms Theatre, June 23 2016BWW Review: THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, Drayton Arms Theatre, June 23 2016
June 24, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine comedy by Moliere brought to the stage in English and French by a company dedicated to resurrecting rarely performed Francophone plays.
BWW Review: VASSA ZHELEZNOVA, Southwark Playhouse, June 17 2016BWW Review: VASSA ZHELEZNOVA, Southwark Playhouse, June 17 2016
June 18, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a courageous and demanding production of Maxim Gorky's play about a family and society breaking apart as authority oversteps itself.
BWW Review: HAPPY TO HELP, Park Theatre, March 16 2016BWW Review: HAPPY TO HELP, Park Theatre, March 16 2016
June 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a new comedy that takes aim at the power of supermarket multinational companies and skewers them like a 3.99 kebab from the delicatessen counter.
BWW Review: GERTRUDE - THE CRY, Theatre N16, June 14 2016BWW Review: GERTRUDE - THE CRY, Theatre N16, June 14 2016
June 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an close-up, no holds barred production of Howard Barker's sexy, sweary, sinful take on Hamlet and tries not to think of Sid James's laugh.
BWW Review: TITANIC, Charing Cross Theatre, June 6 2016BWW Review: TITANIC, Charing Cross Theatre, June 6 2016
June 7, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a big, bold production deliver a tremendous evening's entertainment as a 2013 smash hit is revived to great acclaim.
BWW Review: EIGENGRAU, King's Head Theatre, June 5 2016BWW Review: EIGENGRAU, King's Head Theatre, June 5 2016
June 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an interesting, if ultimately somewhat unsatisfactory, slice of life set amongst the twenty-somethings of London.
BWW Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Union Theatre, June 4 2016BWW Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Union Theatre, June 4 2016
June 5, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a very fine production of one of the most popular plays of the last twenty years, crowned by a superb central performance.
BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Southwark Playhouse, June 3 2016BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Southwark Playhouse, June 3 2016
June 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a high octane, fourth wall smashing, hugely enjoyable production of Shakespeare's much loved comedy
BWW Review: NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL, Lost Theatre, June 2 2016BWW Review: NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL, Lost Theatre, June 2 2016
June 3, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a musical that starts with a good idea and fades due to a script that lacks the pace and humour to drive the plot forwards.


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