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


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
Posted: Jul. 8, 2016


BWW Review: AFTER MISS JULIE, Richmond Theatre, 11 July 2016BWW Review: AFTER MISS JULIE, Richmond Theatre, 11 July 2016
Posted: Jul. 12, 2016


BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, The Savill Garden Open Air Theatre, June 24 2016Review: AS YOU LIKE IT
Posted: Jun. 25, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

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


BWW Review: ORPHANS, Southwark Playhouse, February 12 2016BWW Review: ORPHANS, Southwark Playhouse, February 12 2016
Posted: Feb. 15, 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: TITANIC, Charing Cross Theatre, June 6 2016BWW Review: TITANIC, Charing Cross Theatre, June 6 2016
Posted: Jun. 7, 2016


BWW Review: THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN, St James Theatre Studio, October 30 2015BWW Review: THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN, St James Theatre Studio, October 30 2015
Posted: Oct. 31, 2015


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.
BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD, Wilton's, June 1 2016BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD, Wilton's, June 1 2016
June 2, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a couple of fine introductions to Shakespeare plays aimed at kids, but with more than enough for adults to enjoy no matter how familiar they may be with the sources.
BWW Review: A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, Finborough Theatre, May 23 2016BWW Review: A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, Finborough Theatre, May 23 2016
May 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine revival of a play that was of its time in the buttoned up, pre-Beatles 1960s, but has much to say to audiences in 2016.
BWW Review: BLUE/ORANGE, Young Vic, May 19 2016BWW Review: BLUE/ORANGE, Young Vic, May 19 2016
May 20, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that promised much and delivered for 90 minutes before falling away in a poorly constructed last half-hour.
BWW Review: LAST OF THE BOYS, Southwark Playhouse, May 13 2016BWW Review: LAST OF THE BOYS, Southwark Playhouse, May 13 2016
May 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that covers some old ground in old and insensitive ways and concludes that it wasn't the best choice of what was available.
BWW Review: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIEVEN SCHEIRE, Soho Theatre, May 12 2016BWW Review: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIEVEN SCHEIRE, Soho Theatre, May 12 2016
May 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that mixes warm and witty comedy with hard edged physics to create something both mentally stimulating and terribly entertaining.
BWW Review: THE LOVERS OF VIORNE, The Theatre Room, May 11 2016BWW Review: THE LOVERS OF VIORNE, The Theatre Room, May 11 2016
May 12, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a strange, unsettling but fascinating play set in 1960s France, but it could be anywhere any time.


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