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

2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
Posted: Dec. 19, 2016


BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond TheatreBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond Theatre
Posted: Dec. 8, 2016


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


BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Park TheatreBWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Park Theatre
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016


BWW Review: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Dec. 14, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
Posted: Dec. 19, 2016


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: US/THEM, National TheatreBWW Review: US/THEM, National Theatre
January 21, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an extraordinary hour of storytelling that releases the human spirit from its physical incarceration.

BWW Review: THE DOPPEL GANG, Tristan Bates TheatreBWW Review: THE DOPPEL GANG, Tristan Bates Theatre
January 18, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a comedy that lacks the pace and focus it needs to realise its potential.

BWW Review: RAISING MARTHA, Park TheatreBWW Review: RAISING MARTHA, Park Theatre
January 18, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a wonderfully funny farce blessed with strong performances and a script that packs a punch along with the punchlines.

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: LA TRAVIATA, Royal Opera House
January 17, 2017

Gary Naylor enjoys a treat for eyes and ears with music and singing and love and hate coming together in opera's unique alchemy.

BWW Review: ABIGAIL, The Bunker TheatreBWW Review: ABIGAIL, The Bunker Theatre
January 14, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a play with a tricksy structure and a vagueness in its script that leaves the actors with few places to go.

BWW Review: BIRTHDAY SUIT, Old Red Lion TheatreBWW Review: BIRTHDAY SUIT, Old Red Lion Theatre
January 14, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a funny, contemporary comedy blessed with an Ayckbournesque script and some very fine acting.

BWW Review: LA LA LANDBWW Review: LA LA LAND
January 13, 2017

Gary Naylor sees La La Land, a film that hits you as hard in the heart as it does in the head. He doubts if he'll see a better movie in 2017.

BWW Review: BRAINS, Theatre N16BWW Review: BRAINS, Theatre N16
January 12, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a show that generates laughs and shows potential, but doesn't make the most of the setup before the punchline arrives too soon.

BWW Review: THE KITE RUNNER, Wyndham's TheatreBWW Review: THE KITE RUNNER, Wyndham's Theatre
January 11, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an adaptation of the celebrated novel, The Kite Runner, that loses some of its epic quality in transition to stage and ends up just a bit too generic for his tastes.

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Union TheatreBWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Union Theatre
January 7, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a play that rewards repeated viewing, as relevant today as ever and, in this version, performed with subtlety and grace by an excellent cast.

2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre2016 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best and Worst of Theatre
December 19, 2016

Gary Naylor looks back on 148 shows reviewed in 2016 and picks his Christmas turkeys and Christmas crackers.

BWW Review: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, Southwark Playhouse
December 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show sure to enchant all the family, a theatrical production every bit as good as its celebrated animated predecessor.

BWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Park TheatreBWW Review: THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Park Theatre
December 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a loyal, committed adaptation of CS Lewis's once celebrated novel that fails to ignite fully as drama, but works well as polemic.

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.



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