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 for 99.94 (nestaquin.wordpress.com) and also for The Guardian, Wisden India and Island Cricket and is a lead commentator at Guerilla Cricket (guerillacricket.com). He podcasts on 80s and 90s football at nessundormapod.com. His writing on films and other subjects is at tootingtrumpet.wordpress.com.

He tweets at @garynaylor999.



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: AMOUR, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: AMOUR, Charing Cross Theatre
Posted: May. 8, 2019


BWW Review: SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Posted: Apr. 23, 2019


BWW Interview: Ute Lemper Talks RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE at the Arcola TheatreUte Lemper talks RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE
Posted: May. 8, 2019


BWW Interview: Mike Bodie and Mari McGinlay Talk NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE! at Pleasance LondonMike Bodie and Mari McGinlay Talk NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE!
Posted: Apr. 21, 2019


BWW Review: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON, Park TheatreBWW Review: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON, Park Theatre
Posted: May. 13, 2019


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY, Lyric TheatreBWW Review: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY, Lyric Theatre
Posted: Jul. 24, 2018


BWW Review: RIP IT UP - THE 60s, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: RIP IT UP - THE 60s, Garrick Theatre
Posted: Feb. 13, 2019


BWW Interview: Charlotte Randle Talks COUGAR at the Orange Tree TheatreCharlotte Randle Talks COUGAR
Posted: Feb. 24, 2019


BWW Review: THE PAPER MAN, Soho TheatreBWW Review: THE PAPER MAN, Soho Theatre
Posted: Feb. 19, 2019


2018 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of Theatre2018 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of Theatre
Posted: Dec. 16, 2018


BWW Review: COSI FAN TUTTE, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: COSI FAN TUTTE, Royal Opera House
Posted: Feb. 26, 2019


BWW Review: HAPPY JACK, Jack Studio Theatre
May 17, 2019

Happy Jack is an early play by John Godber full of working class warmth tempered with a hard edge of social criticism.

BWW Review: UTE LEMPER: RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE, Arcola Theatre
May 16, 2019

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene sees a living legend portraying a now lost legend - up close and personal and a privilege to see.

BWW Review: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON, Park Theatre
May 13, 2019

Jonathan Maitland delivers a satirical take on Brexit in general and Boris Johnson in particular, that lacks the insight and the jokes required to do justice to its source material's rich potential.

BWW Review: THE PROVOKED WIFE, Swan Theatre
May 10, 2019

The Provoked Wife combines tremendous comedy with a hard-edged look at human nature and the institutions that underpin society - as relevant today as when it was written over 300 years ago.

BWW Review: AMOUR, Charing Cross Theatre
May 8, 2019

Amour is a delightful fable that bathes you in the warmth of Legrand;s music and Sams' lyrics, brilliantly realised by a hardworking cast under the sure direction of Hannah Chissick. Musical Theatre at its most transporting.

BWW Interview: Ute Lemper Talks RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE at the Arcola Theatre
May 8, 2019

Ute Lemper talks to BroadwayWorld UK about her role in Rendezvous with Marlene, her 'personal homage to that great lady', at the Arcola Theatre

BWW Review: SHADOWLANDS, Chichester Festival Theatre
May 3, 2019

Shadowlands can feel a little outdated, but it wins you over with the warmth and wit of the characters and two wonderful performances from Hugh Bonneville and Liz White.

BWW Review: HELL YES I'M TOUGH ENOUGH, Park Theatre
May 1, 2019

Ben Alderton takes swipes at every stripe in the political rainbow, but lacks the precision required to bring a plague on all their houses.

BWW Review: EMPTY ROOM, Camden People's Theatre
April 30, 2019

Miriam Gould's portrait of herself and her parents is as personal as one would expect, but its also beautifully judged and accessible, weaving music in and out of its narrative to great effect.

BWW Review: MARKET BOY, The Union Theatre
April 26, 2019

Market Boy takes us back to the days of George and Andrew with plenty of bad boys in Romford. And it tells us a fair bit about 2019 en route.

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Southwark Playhouse
April 25, 2019

Ain't Misbehavin' crashes through the gloom of Brexity Britain with bangin' tunes and bubbly bantz. Looks good, sounds good and makes you feel good.

BWW Review: OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Southwark Playhouse
April 24, 2019

Other People's Money shows us that the misogyny and avarice scrawled on social media and polluting today's politics, can trace its roots back 30 years at least.

BWW Review: SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
April 23, 2019

Isango Ensemble's SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill is a sad lament for needlessly lost lives and a celebration of the cultures from which the men had sprung. And it's ever so emotional.

BWW Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE!, Pleasance Theatre
April 22, 2019

Night of the Living Dead Live! pays homage to its inspiration, the George A. Romero cult classic movie, while generating laughs and shocks aplenty

BWW Review: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, Cadogan Hall
April 19, 2019

There are many Beatles shows around the world, but few will be as successful as this one, the orchestral arrangements complementing the accomplished band up front.

BWW Review: A MAN OF GOOD HOPE, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
April 18, 2019

Isango Ensemble bring their unique storytelling skills to show us the life of a Somali boy, alone and running away to a place that barely differs from the hell he leaves behind.

BWW Interview: Mike Bodie and Mari McGinlay Talk NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE! at Pleasance London
April 21, 2019

Mike Bodie and Mari McGinlay talk about the comedy/horror play, Night of the Living Dead LIVE! and their roles in this movie homage.

BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Upstairs at The Gatehouse
April 12, 2019

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a jukebox musical that does exactly what it says on the tin - the four singers vocally splendid in front of a fine band.

Back to School: The National Theatre's Creative Choices Programme
April 12, 2019

BWW's Chief London Reviewer spent a morning at the National Theatre with 12-14 year olds finding out about how studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects can help forge a career in the theatre.

BWW Review: QUEEN OF THE MIST, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
April 12, 2019

Queen of the Mist is a curious musical about the nearly forgotten woman who was first to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and who lived to tell her story - the problem was that few wanted to hear it the way she told it.



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