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May 2, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a play that intertwines eight monologues from eight women getting by as best they can in contemporary London.BWW Reviews: CLOSER TO HEAVEN, Union Theatre, April 28 2015
April 29, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a musical that has much going for it, but is let down by a predictable script and some uneven singing and acting,BWW Reviews: EVE FERRET - MADAME BOUFFANT, Cafe Koha, April 24 2015
April 28, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a classy cabaret perfectly staged downstairs in a cafe located in the very heart of London's throbbing West End.BWW Reviews: AMERICAN BUFFALO, Wyndham's Theatre, April 27 2015
April 28, 2015
Gary Naylor sees an important work of 20th century drama delivered with great confidence by superstar actors but, ultimately, finds it just a little too bloodless for his tastes.BWW Reviews: RESULT, Pleasance Theatre, April 23 2015
April 28, 2015
Gary Naylor sees football brilliantly brought to life on stage in a cautionary tale about what happens when 18-year-old players are handed a professional contract and what happens when they are not.BWW Reviews: CLARION, Arcola Theatre, April 22 2015
April 23, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a wonderfully funny swearfest of a comedy set in the moral cesspit of a newspaper not too dissimilar to one or two in a newsagent near you.BWW Reviews: A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, Jermyn Street Theatre, April 20 2015
April 22, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a play set in a private school, packed with drama and distinguished by a tremendous set of performances by young non-professional actors.BWW Reviews: SCARLET, Southwark Playhouse, April 17 2015
April 18, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a play full of innovation, one that could only have been written in the last year or two - a rare example of truly contemporary theatre staged in 2015.BWW Reviews: CHEEK BY JOWL MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Silk Street Theatre Barbican, April 16 2015
April 17, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a visually stunning and powerful version of one of Shakespeare's problem plays, stripped back to its moral dilemmasBWW Reviews: SASHA REGAN'S ALL-MALE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Richmond Theatre, April 15 2015
April 17, 2015
Gary Naylor enjoys an unorthodox version of one of British Theatre's most performed shows - and finds it as modern and majorly entertaining as ever!BWW Reviews: RUMPY PUMPY, Landor Theatre, April 14 2015
April 15, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a debut musical that has great songs and an important message, but needs to get more from its cast in order to reach its potential.BWW Reviews: THRILL ME - THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY, Greenwich Theatre, April 9 2015
April 10, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a scary, shocking, sordid evocation of a murder now 90 years in the past, but still capable of making one stop and think about whether we're really all that different from the psychopaths portrayed.BWW Reviews: DEAD SHEEP, Park Theatre, April 2 2015
April 4, 2015
Gary Naylor enjoys a funny, and very scary, play that imagines just what may have happened to see off Margaret Thatcher, one of two politicians to win a secure majority in a UK election in the last 45 years.BWW Interviews: Sasha Regan, Director of All-Male PIRATES OF PENZANCE
April 2, 2015
Gary Naylor talks to Sasha Regan ahead of the UK Tour of her All Male Pirates of Penzance. He learns that some people find that casting unusual, but soon settle into a unique experience.BWW Reviews: SPEND SPEND SPEND, Union Theatre, March 28 2015
March 30, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a musical adaptation of one of the icons of British 20th-century tabloid media, Viv Nicholson, who won the pools, lost a husband (or five) and gained the wisdom of late middle age - and survived.BWW Reviews: CREDITORS, Brockley Jack Theatre, March 26 2015
March 29, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a claustrophobic examination of personalities on the edge of cracking, incapable of occupying the same space, yet lost without each other.BWW Reviews: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, New Wimbledon Theatre, March 23 2015
March 24, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a 25th Anniversary Show of a classic musical that, even after all those performances, still has the feel of a first draft in need of a tidying-up.BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, 39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, March 20 2015
March 23, 2015
The Demon Barber is back! With the seal approval of the highest authority in musical theatre, Tooting Arts Club have transported their pie shop from SW17 to W1 to recreate one of 2014's smash hits.BWW Reviews: SHRAPNEL: 34 FRAGMENTS OF A MASSACRE, Arcola Theatre, March 16 2015
March 17, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a fierce condemnation of the multi-faceted situation that led to 34 men, many of them teenagers, losing their lives on a mountain pass between Turkey and Iraq.BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - LA DONNA DEL LAGO, Cineworld Wandsworth, March 14 2015
March 16, 2015
Gary Naylor is left awed by the performances, the spectacle and the sensory overload of the penultimate show in the New York Met's season of operas broadcast to cinemas around the world.
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