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: THE AWAKENING, Brockley Jack Theatre, 8 September 2016BWW Review: THE AWAKENING, Brockley Jack Theatre, 8 September 2016
Posted: Sep. 9, 2016


BWW Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI / PAGLIACCI, Arcola Theatre, 31 August 2016BWW Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI / PAGLIACCI, Arcola Theatre, 31 August 2016
Posted: Sep. 1, 2016


BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016
Posted: Sep. 3, 2016


BWW Review: HOME CHAT, Finborough Theatre, 1 September 2016BWW Review: HOME CHAT, Finborough Theatre, 1 September 2016
Posted: Sep. 3, 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: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse, 12 August 2016BWW Review: ALLEGRO, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Aug. 13, 2016


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


BWW Review: THE AWAKENING, Brockley Jack Theatre, 8 September 2016BWW Review: THE AWAKENING, Brockley Jack Theatre, 8 September 2016
Posted: Sep. 9, 2016


BWW Review: FLOYD COLLINS, Wilton's Music Hall, 28 September 2016BWW Review: FLOYD COLLINS, Wilton's Music Hall, 28 September 2016
September 29, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a remarkable tour-de-force that produces the definitive version of a tricky but utterly compelling piece of musical theatre.
BWW Review: THE LIBERTINE, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 27 September 2016BWW Review: THE LIBERTINE, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 27 September 2016
September 28, 2016

The Libertine makes a return to the London after adaptations for screen and stage, but fails to go out in a blaze of glory
BWW Review: OUT THERE, Union Theatre, 23 September 2016BWW Review: OUT THERE, Union Theatre, 23 September 2016
September 24, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a musical packed with agreeable songs but short on characterisation, charm and credibility.
BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Bromley Churchill Theatre, 22 September 2016BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Bromley Churchill Theatre, 22 September 2016
September 23, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine production that will delight fans old and new of Jane Austen's immortal tale of unmarried daughters and their suitors.
BWW Review: THE GREATER GAME, Southwark Playhouse, 19 September 2016BWW Review: THE GREATER GAME, Southwark Playhouse, 19 September 2016
September 21, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine tribute to the men of Clapton Orient who went into battle for King and Country 100 years ago.
BWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, Lyric Hammersmith, 16 September 2016BWW Review: THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, Lyric Hammersmith, 16 September 2016
September 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play with plenty of emotional torment on display but a dubious political message that sits ill with its venue.
BWW Review: A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR, Print Room at the Coronet, 15 September 2016BWW Review: A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR, Print Room at the Coronet, 15 September 2016
September 16, 2016

Gary Naylor enjoys a Tennessee Williams play full of sharp dialogue, tenderness and the poignant loss of missed opportunities.
BWW Review: THE ALCHEMIST, Barbican Theatre, 14 September 2016BWW Review: THE ALCHEMIST, Barbican Theatre, 14 September 2016
September 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a frenetic, physical production of the Ben Jonson classic that fizzes with fibbing and foolishness.
BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016
September 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees plenty of relevant stuff and controversial material in a new version of Marlowe's influential classic.
BWW Review: 27, Cockpit Theatre, 12 September 2016BWW Review: 27, Cockpit Theatre, 12 September 2016
September 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that has plenty of rock but lacks strong characters and is overly predictable.
BWW Review: PUNKPLAY, Southwark Playhouse, 10 September 2016BWW Review: PUNKPLAY, Southwark Playhouse, 10 September 2016
September 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that examines suburban alienation in 80's America and the salvation Punk offered - on rollerskates!
BWW Review: THE AMERICAN WIFE, Park Theatre, 9 September 2016BWW Review: THE AMERICAN WIFE, Park Theatre, 9 September 2016
September 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a production that proves that if a script is poor, the play has no chance of success.
BWW Review: THE AWAKENING, Brockley Jack Theatre, 8 September 2016BWW Review: THE AWAKENING, Brockley Jack Theatre, 8 September 2016
September 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an award-winning play from DL Productions that makes its demands on the audience, but provides its rewards too.
BWW Review: THE INN AT LYDDA, Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 7 September 2016BWW Review: THE INN AT LYDDA, Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 7 September 2016
September 8, 2016

Gary Nayloe sees a curate's egg of a play, at times exhilarating, at times too pleased with itself, at one of London's great venues.
BWW Review: LA BOHÈME, King's Head Theatre, 5 September 2016
September 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees another triumphant boutique opera at the genre's spiritual home with all the thrills of operatic voices at close quarters and plenty of laughter and tears too.
BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016
September 3, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that promises more than it delivers in a venue that looks great but provides unique challenges to cast and creatives.
BWW Review: HOME CHAT, Finborough Theatre, 1 September 2016BWW Review: HOME CHAT, Finborough Theatre, 1 September 2016
September 3, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a beautifully delivered comedy of manners performed for the first time in almost 90 years.
BWW Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI / PAGLIACCI, Arcola Theatre, 31 August 2016BWW Review: GIANNI SCHICCHI / PAGLIACCI, Arcola Theatre, 31 August 2016
September 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees two short operas from Irrational Theatre that provide wonderful value for money and a fine introduction to the form.
BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, The reFASHIONed Theatre, Selfridges, 26 August 2016BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, The reFASHIONed Theatre, Selfridges, 26 August 2016
August 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious and engaging all-through production of one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies.
BWW Review: THE ROUNDABOUT, Park Theatre, 25 August 2016BWW Review: THE ROUNDABOUT, Park Theatre, 25 August 2016
August 26, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a revival that invites comparisons between the Britain of the 1930s and 2010s, but runs out of narrative energy and character credibility


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