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: 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: ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG: A YEAR OF SONGS LIVE, The London Palladium, January 22 2016BWW Review: ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG: A YEAR OF SONGS LIVE, The London Palladium, January 22 2016
Posted: Jan. 23, 2016


BWW Review: JEEPERS CREEPERS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARTY FELDMAN, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, January 28 2016BWW Review: JEEPERS CREEPERS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARTY FELDMAN, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, January 28 2016
Posted: Jan. 29, 2016


BWW Review: CIRQUE BERSERK, Peacock Theatre, February 9 2016BWW Review: CIRQUE BERSERK, Peacock Theatre, February 9 2016
Posted: Feb. 10, 2016


BWW Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, St James Theatre, January 21 2016BWW Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, St James Theatre, January 21 2016
Posted: Jan. 23, 2016


BWW Review: HAMLET PECKHAM, CLF Theatre Bussey Building, February 8 2016BWW Review: HAMLET PECKHAM, CLF Theatre Bussey Building, February 8 2016
Posted: Feb. 9, 2016


BWW Review: MUTED - SHOWCASE, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, February 4 2016BWW Review: MUTED - SHOWCASE, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, February 4 2016
Posted: Feb. 5, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, St James Theatre Studio, June 15 2015BWW Reviews: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, St James Theatre Studio, June 15 2015
Posted: Jun. 16, 2015


BWW Reviews: A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, Jermyn Street Theatre, April 20 2015BWW Reviews: A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, Jermyn Street Theatre, April 20 2015
Posted: Apr. 22, 2015


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 Reviews: YARICO, London Theatre Workshop, March 6 2015BWW Reviews: YARICO, London Theatre Workshop, March 6 2015
Posted: Mar. 8, 2015


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 Reviews: MET OPERA - LA DONNA DEL LAGO, Cineworld Wandsworth, March 14 2015BWW Reviews: MET OPERA - LA DONNA DEL LAGO, Cineworld Wandsworth, March 14 2015
Posted: Mar. 16, 2015


BWW Reviews: RUDDIGORE OR THE WITCH'S CURSE, King's Head Theatre, February 19 2015BWW Reviews: RUDDIGORE OR THE WITCH'S CURSE, King's Head Theatre, February 19 2015
Posted: Feb. 21, 2015


BWW Review: ROAD SHOW, Union Theatre, February 10 2016BWW Review: ROAD SHOW, Union Theatre, February 10 2016
February 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an ill-focused but nevertheless rewarding Sondheim musical about two brothers who each succeed and fail in their own ways.
BWW Review: CIRQUE BERSERK, Peacock Theatre, February 9 2016BWW Review: CIRQUE BERSERK, Peacock Theatre, February 9 2016
February 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a 21st century circus with plenty of links to the traditions of the past.
BWW Review: HAMLET PECKHAM, CLF Theatre Bussey Building, February 8 2016BWW Review: HAMLET PECKHAM, CLF Theatre Bussey Building, February 8 2016
February 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a Hamlet (well, three Hamlets) in Peckham that tells its tale with great clarity and no little wit.
BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Jermyn Street Theatre, February 5 2016BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Jermyn Street Theatre, February 5 2016
February 7, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a wonderful play written and acted with great skill that left him with a skip in his step and a paragraph for his Best Of Theatre 2106 already.
BWW Review: MUTED - SHOWCASE, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, February 4 2016BWW Review: MUTED - SHOWCASE, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, February 4 2016
February 5, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a showcase performance of Muted, a rock musical in its development phase.
BWW Review: GOODNIGHT POLLY JONES, Theatre N16, February 3 2016BWW Review: GOODNIGHT POLLY JONES, Theatre N16, February 3 2016
February 5, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an important and perfectly scripted and acted play about power in the workplace and consent outside it.
BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016
February 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of Red Velvet raise questions about ethnicity and art that resonate through the generations.
BWW Review: JEEPERS CREEPERS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARTY FELDMAN, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, January 28 2016BWW Review: JEEPERS CREEPERS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARTY FELDMAN, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, January 28 2016
January 29, 2016

Gary Naylor gets an insight into one of British comedy's great eccentric talents, whose life was blighted as much as celebrated by his success.
BWW Review: ONE OF THOSE, Tristan Bates Theatre, January 27 2016BWW Review: ONE OF THOSE, Tristan Bates Theatre, January 27 2016
January 28, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a new comedy that pleases without ever really convincing - a play rather too middle-class and (surprisingly) too middle-aged to hit the funny bone with a smack.
BWW Review: HERONS, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, January 25 2016BWW Review: HERONS, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, January 25 2016
January 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a no holds barred parable of life on the edges of society amongst kids who have never developed the moral compass to survive in a society.
BWW Review: YOU TWEET MY FACE SPACE, Theatre N16, January 24 2016BWW Review: YOU TWEET MY FACE SPACE, Theatre N16, January 24 2016
January 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a clever and funny satire about the way social media has gripped our lives and the way Facebook has gripped social media,
BWW Review: ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG: A YEAR OF SONGS LIVE, The London Palladium, January 22 2016BWW Review: ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG: A YEAR OF SONGS LIVE, The London Palladium, January 22 2016
January 23, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the much loved host of Pointless and fixture at British comedy's top table go back to his musical roots to deliver a splendidly entertaining show.
BWW Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, St James Theatre, January 21 2016BWW Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, St James Theatre, January 21 2016
January 23, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a one-woman show that tells of the triumph of music and decency over hatred and fear.
BWW Review: JEKYLL AND HYDE, Cockpit Theatre, January 19 2016BWW Review: JEKYLL AND HYDE, Cockpit Theatre, January 19 2016
January 21, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an innovative and stylish adaptation of Doctore Jekyll and Mr Hyde which, somewhat appropriately, is good in parts.
BWW Review: BIG BROTHER BLITZKRIEG, King's Head Theatre, January 15 2016BWW Review: BIG BROTHER BLITZKRIEG, King's Head Theatre, January 15 2016
January 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an interesting and important idea exploited both for its comic potential and as a warning about the powers of demagoguery.
BWW Review: THE LONG ROAD SOUTH, King's Head Theatre, January 15 2016BWW Review: THE LONG ROAD SOUTH, King's Head Theatre, January 15 2016
January 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a superbly acted, tension-packed slice of 1960s American life based on a true story delivered in a venue ideally suited to its material.
BWW Review: FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, Union Theatre, January 12 2016BWW Review: FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, Union Theatre, January 12 2016
January 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a powerful and important production that is of its time, but speaks with a loud and clear voice to our own.
BWW Opinion: How Do You React To Psychological Cruelty Shown On Stage?BWW Opinion: How Do You React To Psychological Cruelty Shown On Stage?
January 9, 2016

Gary Naylor questions whether how we should react to the portrayal of mental suffering on stage and whether the time has come to consider it as the equivalent of the infliction of physical suffering.
BWW Review: GREY GARDENS, Southwark Playhouse, January 7 2016BWW Review: GREY GARDENS, Southwark Playhouse, January 7 2016
January 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the well executed European premiere of a musical based on a cult classic movie, but is left ill at ease about its content.
2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2015 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
December 21, 2015

Gary Naylor looks back on over 100 reviews to pick plenty of Christmas crackers and a few Christmas turkeys after another wonderful year in London Theatre.


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