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.



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016
Posted: Nov. 28, 2016


BWW Review: ORCA, Southwark Playhouse, 4 November 2016BWW Review: ORCA, Southwark Playhouse, 4 November 2016
Posted: Nov. 6, 2016


BWW Review: IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD, Trafalgar Studios, 11 November 2016BWW Review: IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD, Trafalgar Studios
Posted: Nov. 12, 2016


BWW Review: DISASTER!, Charing Cross Theatre, 20 November 2016BWW Review: DISASTER!, Charing Cross Theatre, 20 November 2016
Posted: Nov. 21, 2016


BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, St James Theatre, 2 November 2016BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, St James Theatre, 2 November 2016
Posted: Nov. 2, 2016


BWW Review: BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART, Soho Theatre, 7 November 2016BWW Review: BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART, Soho Theatre, 7 November 2016
Posted: Nov. 8, 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: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond TheatreBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond Theatre
December 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that delivers traditional Christmas laughs and spectacle from the modern master of the form, writer Eric Potts.

BWW Review: THIS MIGHT BE IT, Theatre N16BWW Review: THIS MIGHT BE IT, Theatre N16
December 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a new play about an old problem turning up in new forms - loneliness. This time in the 21st century.

BWW Review: THEBES LAND, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: THEBES LAND, Arcola Theatre
December 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an innovative and thought-provoking play from South America that has plenty to say about fathers, and about theatre too.

BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016
December 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show soar, like Peter, beyond expectations - a delight for all the family.

BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Fortune Theatre, 1 December 2016BWW Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Fortune Theatre, 1 December 2016
December 2, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a long-running West End haunted house mystery and revels in its unabashed theatricality

BWW Review: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Bridge House Theatre, 30 November 2016BWW Review: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Bridge House Theatre, 30 November 2016
December 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a magical Christmas show that sets up the festive season even for an old Bah Humbug! man like him.

BWW Review: BIANCO, Southbank Centre, 29 November 2016BWW Review: BIANCO, Southbank Centre, 29 November 2016
November 30, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that he should like more than he does, possibly because it owes more to performance art than it does to theatre.

BWW Review: DR ANGELUS, Finborough Theatre, 28 November 2016BWW Review: DR ANGELUS, Finborough Theatre, 28 November 2016
November 29, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a diverting, if not wholly convincing, revival of a dark comedy-thriller set in a 1920 GP practice in Glasgow.

BWW PANTO Q&A: Lee MeadBWW PANTO Q&A: Lee Mead
November 29, 2016

BWW catches up with one of Britain's pantomime favourites, currently appearing as Prince Charming in Cinderella at the London Palladium.

BWW Review: ALADDIN, Lyric Hammersmith, 26 November 2016BWW Review: ALADDIN, Lyric Hammersmith, 26 November 2016
November 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a pantomime that pushes all the traditional panto buttons without distracting gimmicks.

BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016
November 28, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a tremendous show full of great songs wonderfully well sung with the added bonus of great dancing too!

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Print Room at the Coronet, 25 November 2016BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Print Room at the Coronet, 25 November 2016
November 26, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a serious but rewarding take on one of Shakespeare's late plays that raises questions about power and control.

BWW Review: SWING BY AROUND 8, Theatre N16, 21 November 2016BWW Review: SWING BY AROUND 8, Theatre N16, 21 November 2016
November 22, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a piece of new theatre that has its roots in farce but gives it a contemporary twist with a young cast and first time creatives.

BWW Review: DISASTER!, Charing Cross Theatre, 20 November 2016BWW Review: DISASTER!, Charing Cross Theatre, 20 November 2016
November 21, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a brilliantly executed musical spoof of the 70s disaster movie genre that needs to find a home in the West End soon.

BWW Review: PRINCESS - THE GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD, LOST Theatre, 16 November 2016BWW Review: PRINCESS - THE GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD, LOST Theatre, 16 November 2016
November 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious and challenging show that overstretches its resources and that of its audience.

BWW Review: IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD, Trafalgar Studios, 11 November 2016BWW Review: IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD, Trafalgar Studios, 11 November 2016
November 12, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a wonderful tribute to a unique man amongst The Fallen of the First World War, whose story stands for him and for millions more.

BWW Review: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 9 November 2016BWW Review: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 9 November 2016
November 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a young cast attack a classic play to update for today's world, a venture that succeeds partially, and is never less than interesting.

BWW Review: TRUMPAGEDDON, King's Head Theatre, 8 November 2016BWW Review: TRUMPAGEDDON, King's Head Theatre, 8 November 2016
November 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show about, and I can hardly believe what I'm writing here, the 45th President of the United States of America.

BWW Review: BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART, Soho Theatre, 7 November 2016BWW Review: BITS OF ME ARE FALLING APART, Soho Theatre, 7 November 2016
November 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an adaptation of William Leith's book that, for all the skilled work in the production, fails to engage its audience.

BWW Review: ST JOHN PASSION, Blackheath Halls, 6 November 2016BWW Review: ST JOHN PASSION, Blackheath Halls, 6 November 2016
November 7, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an impassioned production of Bach's St John Passion, by and for, the people under the guidance of English Touring Opera



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