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.



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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: BRASS, Union TheatreBWW Review: BRASS, Union Theatre
Posted: Nov. 11, 2018


Riff Productions' Jasmine Pearce On Providing Free Performing Arts Experience To AllRiff Productions' Jasmine Pearce On Free Performing Arts Experience For All
Posted: Nov. 22, 2018


BWW Review: A HERO OF OUR TIME, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: A HERO OF OUR TIME, Arcola Theatre
Posted: Nov. 22, 2018


BWW Review: BUTTONS: A CINDERELLA STORY, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: BUTTONS: A CINDERELLA STORY, King's Head Theatre
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


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: LA BOHEME, Trafalgar StudiosBWW Review: LA BOHEME, Trafalgar Studios
Posted: Dec. 12, 2017


BWW Review: THE GRINNING MAN, Trafalgar StudiosBWW Review: THE GRINNING MAN, Trafalgar Studios
Posted: Dec. 19, 2017


BWW Review: MOORMAID, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: MOORMAID, Arcola Theatre
Posted: Apr. 25, 2018


BWW Review: THE GAME OF LOVE & CHAI, Tara Arts TheatreBWW Review: THE GAME OF LOVE & CHAI, Tara Arts Theatre
Posted: Mar. 6, 2018


BWW Review: THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, Wilton's Music Hall
December 6, 2018

Some spectacular special effects and a wonderful set are let down by a stodgy and confusing script.

BWW Review: PLAID TIDINGS, Bridge House TheatreBWW Review: PLAID TIDINGS, Bridge House Theatre
November 29, 2018

Plaid Tidings is a show full of grand old Christmas songs delivered beautifully by four gifted vocalists.

BWW Review: BUTTONS: A CINDERELLA STORY, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: BUTTONS: A CINDERELLA STORY, King's Head Theatre
November 28, 2018

John Savournin and the Charles Court Opera gang are back with another panto packed with innovatory storytelling and great songs, wonderfully sung @KingsHeadThtr #ButtonsPanto @charlescourt.

BWW Review: AN HONOURABLE MAN, White Bear TheatreBWW Review: AN HONOURABLE MAN, White Bear Theatre
November 24, 2018

An Honourable Man is bold in its ambition and gets a lot of details right, but its excellent first half gives way to a theatrically disappointing conclusion.

Riff Productions' Jasmine Pearce On Providing Free Performing Arts Experience To AllRiff Productions' Jasmine Pearce On Providing Free Performing Arts Experience To All
November 22, 2018

BWW talks to Jasmine Pearce, the founder of Riff Productions, about her plans for the future.

BWW Review: A HERO OF OUR TIME, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: A HERO OF OUR TIME, Arcola Theatre
November 22, 2018

This action packed adaptation brings Lermontov's 1840 novel into the 21st century with wit and no little elan.

BWW Review: DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, Wilton's Music Hall
November 20, 2018

Peter Groom brings a legendary figure of 20th century culture to life in this affectionate and beautifully observed show.

BWW Review: SIMON BOCCANEGRA, The Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: SIMON BOCCANEGRA, The Royal Opera House
November 16, 2018

A traditional production of Verdi's classic opera is beautiful and terrifying in equal measures.

BWW Review: BRASS, Union TheatreBWW Review: BRASS, Union Theatre
November 11, 2018

Brass brings the Great War's generation to life in a way that educates and entertains - real people emerging from the seemingly endless roll call of The Fallen.

BWW Review: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, Omnibus Theatre
November 10, 2018

Creation Theatre update Poe's classic tale adding ballsy, badass attitude, but losing the fear and dread en route.

BWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes TheatreBWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes Theatre
November 10, 2018

When you can see Lorca, you should - as this brilliantly realised production proves.

BWW Review: SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY, Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY, Jack Studio Theatre
November 8, 2018

Sweet Like Chocolate Boy tells the tales of Bounty and Mars, growing up black in different generations with different issues to address, the play grounded in the language and music of contemporary London.

BWW Review: SEXY LAUNDRY, Tabard TheatreBWW Review: SEXY LAUNDRY, Tabard Theatre
November 7, 2018

Sexy Laundry looks at middle class hopes and fears in a two handed comedy that must have felt a little old-fashioned when first staged in Canada in 2002.

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London ColiseumBWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London Coliseum
October 26, 2018

Tragedy raw in tooth and claw in this revival of the ENO's 2008 production of Lucia di Lammermoor.

BWW Review: MANON, Milton Keynes TheatreBWW Review: MANON, Milton Keynes Theatre
October 25, 2018

This revival of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon is a visual and aural delight that should melt the heart of even the most reluctant ballet sceptic.

BWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida Theatre
October 24, 2018

Robert Icke's updating of The Wild Duck gains in contemporary relevance, but loses a little of its heart en route.

BWW Review: QUIETLY, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: QUIETLY, Omnibus Theatre
October 19, 2018

Quietly gives us two men, deep in middle age, looking back to the irreversible actions they took as 16 year-olds during The Troubles in an electrifying conversation.

BWW Review: DRACULA, Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: DRACULA, Jack Studio Theatre
October 18, 2018

Ross MacGregor's Dracula needs a transfusion of narrative pace if it is to achieve its considerable (and laudable) ambition.

BWW Review: THE TRENCH, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: THE TRENCH, Southwark Playhouse
October 17, 2018

The Trench, in trying to do so much, forgets to let us into the lives of the soldiers whose ordeal lies at the heart of the story it tells.

BWW Review: SOLOMON, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: SOLOMON, Royal Opera House
October 12, 2018

Solomon provides a transcendent sensory experience and more than a few lessons for today;s rulers.



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