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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 Reviews: STREAMING, Pleasance Theatre, November 13 2014BWW Reviews: STREAMING, Pleasance Theatre, November 13 2014
Posted: Nov. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Lancaster Hotel, November 15 2014BWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Lancaster Hotel, November 15 2014
Posted: Nov. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: GIRLFRIENDS, Union Theatre, October 31 2014BWW Reviews: GIRLFRIENDS, Union Theatre, October 31 2014
Posted: Nov. 1, 2014


BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, November 4 2014BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, November 4 2014
Posted: Nov. 5, 2014


BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Clapham Omnibus, November 14 2014BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Clapham Omnibus, November 14 2014
Posted: Nov. 15, 2014


BWW Reviews: CANS, Theatre 503, November 7 2014BWW Reviews: CANS, Theatre 503, November 7 2014
Posted: Nov. 8, 2014


BWW Reviews: MADE IN DAGENHAM, Adelphi Theatre, November 5 2014BWW Reviews: MADE IN DAGENHAM, Adelphi Theatre, November 5 2014
Posted: Nov. 6, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

2013 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2013 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
Posted: Dec. 18, 2013


BWW Reviews: BRING UP THE BODIES, Aldwych Theatre, May 17 2014BWW Reviews: BRING UP THE BODIES, Aldwych Theatre, May 17 2014
Posted: May. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, Trafalgar Studios, October 15 2014BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, Trafalgar Studios, October 15 2014
Posted: Oct. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: LOST BOY, Finborough Theatre, January 2 2014BWW Reviews: LOST BOY, Finborough Theatre, January 2 2014
Posted: Jan. 3, 2014


BWW Reviews: ONCE WE LIVED HERE, King's Head Theatre, April 4 2014BWW Reviews: ONCE WE LIVED HERE, King's Head Theatre, April 4 2014
Posted: Apr. 5, 2014


BWW Reviews: PETER PAN GOES WRONG, Pleasance Theatre, December 13 2013BWW Reviews: PETER PAN GOES WRONG, Pleasance Theatre, December 13 2013
Posted: Dec. 14, 2013


BWW Reviews: ABOUT MISS JULIE, King's Head Theatre, July 3 2014BWW Reviews: ABOUT MISS JULIE, King's Head Theatre, July 3 2014
Posted: Jul. 4, 2014


BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, New Wimbledon Theatre, November 18 2014BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES, New Wimbledon Theatre, November 18 2014
November 19, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a jukebox musical that takes us back to the 80s - in more ways than one - but leaves its audience on its feet, demanding more.
BWW Reviews: THE COLLECTOR, Arcola Theatre, November 17 2014BWW Reviews: THE COLLECTOR, Arcola Theatre, November 17 2014
November 18, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a play that demands that we look beyond the horror of the images and into the conditions that drive men and women to do terrible things in time of war.
BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT (SCREENING), Noel Coward Theatre, November 16 2014BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT (SCREENING), Noel Coward Theatre, November 16 2014
November 17, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a screening of a wonderful production of As You Like It that loses little over 20 odd years and on slightly grainy video - the magic of theatre prevails!
BWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Lancaster Hotel, November 15 2014BWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Lancaster Hotel, November 15 2014
November 16, 2014

Gary Naylor spends an evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger but comes away feeling that he knew as much on the way in as on the way out.
BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Clapham Omnibus, November 14 2014BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Clapham Omnibus, November 14 2014
November 15, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a promenade production of Shakespeare's notorious Scottish play, one that chills in more senses than one.
BWW Reviews: STREAMING, Pleasance Theatre, November 13 2014BWW Reviews: STREAMING, Pleasance Theatre, November 13 2014
November 14, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a magnificently realised play, the ambition of which never gets in the way of its storytelling, delivered through three of the strongest performances I have seen all year.
BWW Reviews: CANS, Theatre 503, November 7 2014BWW Reviews: CANS, Theatre 503, November 7 2014
November 8, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a very fine debut from a new playwright that mixes comedy with reflection on the way the world has changed in little more than a generation and how that change impacts on a father, uncle and daughter.
BWW Reviews: MADE IN DAGENHAM, Adelphi Theatre, November 5 2014BWW Reviews: MADE IN DAGENHAM, Adelphi Theatre, November 5 2014
November 6, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a spectacular musical that has its heart, if not always its sense of humour, in the right place as the Essex Girls of 1968 come out on top.
BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, November 4 2014BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, November 4 2014
November 5, 2014

Gary Naylor sees an extraordinary production of Stephen Sondheim's extraordinary musical, one embedded in a Pie Shop... and in its local community.
BWW Reviews: GIRLFRIENDS, Union Theatre, October 31 2014BWW Reviews: GIRLFRIENDS, Union Theatre, October 31 2014
November 1, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a musical performed with great commitment and skill let down by a plodding book and a half-hearted introduction of the question of morality in wartime.
BWW Reviews: THE PERFECT MURDER, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 27 2014BWW Reviews: THE PERFECT MURDER, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 27 2014
October 28, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a well-crafted, old-fashioned murder mystery, the comic touches of which cannot quite compensate for the hideous characters portrayed.
BWW Reviews: THE RIVALS, Arcola Theatre, October 21 2014BWW Reviews: THE RIVALS, Arcola Theatre, October 21 2014
October 23, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a classic of the English Stage delivered with verve and wit - he just hopes that the cast were enjoying it as much as they appeared to do!
BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN, Almeida Theatre, October 17 2014BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN, Almeida Theatre, October 17 2014
October 18, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a slice of early twentieth century life in which not quite enough happens, but in an interesting and innovative way, beautifully acted and intelligently staged.
BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, Trafalgar Studios, October 15 2014BWW Reviews: EAST IS EAST, Trafalgar Studios, October 15 2014
October 16, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a revival of one of the 90s classic comedies that retains plenty of punch, nearly twenty years on
BWW Reviews: ALICE ON THE UNDERGROUND, Chickenshed Studio, October 8 2014BWW Reviews: ALICE ON THE UNDERGROUND, Chickenshed Studio, October 8 2014
October 9, 2014

Gary Naylor enjoys a wonderful life-affirming show that paints a grim picture of London yet leaves you with a spring in your step, the world a whole lot brighter for the experience. Musical theatre at its best.
BWW Reviews: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, King's Head Theatre, October 6 2014BWW Reviews: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, King's Head Theatre, October 6 2014
October 7, 2014

Gary Naylor sees another wonderful version of a most famous opera done in a way that is accessible for all yet pleases the aficionados too. A fine swansong to a venue that has provided a home for OperaUpClose for four years.
BWW Reviews: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Brockley Jack Theatre, October 3 2014BWW Reviews: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Brockley Jack Theatre, October 3 2014
October 5, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a version of one of Shakespeare's more difficult plays set in the violent world of London's East End of the 1960s, but one with plenty of laughs too.
BWW Reviews: JULIUS CAESAR, Saatchi Gallery, October 2 2014BWW Reviews: JULIUS CAESAR, Saatchi Gallery, October 2 2014
October 3, 2014

Gary Naylor sees the first ever drama production to be hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, Proud Haddock's smart Julius Caesar, set in the present day - and powerfully so.
BWW Reviews: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL, St James Theatre Studio, October 1 2014BWW Reviews: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL, St James Theatre Studio, October 1 2014
October 2, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a fine cabaret that jumps in and out of French and English language songs before finishing with a classic in any language. You'll regret it if you miss it!
BWW Reviews: SINGLE SPIES, Rose Theatre, September 30 2014BWW Reviews: SINGLE SPIES, Rose Theatre, September 30 2014
October 1, 2014

Gary Naylor sees two beautifully written, splendidly acted timeless plays that say as much about England today as they did in the 1980s. Funny, clever and relevant - what more can one ask?


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