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: FOR KING AND COUNTRY, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: FOR KING AND COUNTRY, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 3, 2018


BWW Review: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, Charing Cross Theatre
Posted: Jul. 11, 2018


BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Posted: Jun. 26, 2018


BWW Review: DAISY PULLS IT OFF, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: DAISY PULLS IT OFF, Charing Cross Theatre
Posted: Jun. 21, 2018


BWW Review: KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Arts TheatreBWW Review: KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Arts Theatre
Posted: Jul. 13, 2018


BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL, Chichester Festival Theatre
Posted: Jul. 10, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SALAD DAYS, Union TheatreBWW Review: SALAD DAYS, Union Theatre
Posted: Aug. 18, 2017


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


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


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


BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts TheatreBWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts Theatre
Posted: Jul. 25, 2017


BWW Review: KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Arts TheatreBWW Review: KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Arts Theatre
July 13, 2018

Jukebox musical that should have stayed in the pub.

BWW Interview: David Haig Talks PRESSUREBWW Interview: David Haig Talks PRESSURE
July 12, 2018

David Haig, whose extensive acting career encompasses stage and screen, is currently starring inPressureat the Ambassadors Theatre - a play that he also wrote.

BWW Review: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, Charing Cross Theatre
July 11, 2018

A strange show about the strange relationship between a fake German count and his young, but dead, bride.

BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL, Chichester Festival Theatre
July 10, 2018

An all-singing, all-dancing old school musical that will delight fans of all ages.

BWW Review: SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN, Tabard TheatreBWW Review: SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN, Tabard Theatre
July 5, 2018

A show about Judy, Audrey and Marilyn including songs by the gifted Beth Burrows - but does it tell us anything new?

BWW Review: MISS LITTLEWOOD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon AvonBWW Review: MISS LITTLEWOOD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
July 4, 2018

Miss Littlewood pays tribute to a pioneer of British theatre whose work either side of the Second World War did more for what is called outreach these days, than any other figure before or since.

BWW Review: FOR KING AND COUNTRY, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: FOR KING AND COUNTRY, Southwark Playhouse
July 3, 2018

Courtroom drama set on the Western Front that doesn't convince in its script and staging but still presses the emotional buttons.

BWW Review: MY BEAUTIFUL CIRCUS, Chiswick House and GardensBWW Review: MY BEAUTIFUL CIRCUS, Chiswick House and Gardens
June 29, 2018

My Beautiful Circus brings a traditional entertainment to the village green but delivers it with 21st century savvy and morals.

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare in the SquaresBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare in the Squares
June 28, 2018

As You Like It - wit, wisdom and flaws - done in the squares of London on beautiful summer evenings, What's not to like?

BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
June 26, 2018

Britten's celebrated opera re-imagined for a summer evening pregnant with ill-resolved threat.

BWW Review: MISANTHROPE, Camden People's TheatreBWW Review: MISANTHROPE, Camden People's Theatre
June 22, 2018

Moliere's masterpiece is given a 'fake news' update, but the narrative thrust gets lost in an avalanche of words.

BWW Review: DAISY PULLS IT OFF, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: DAISY PULLS IT OFF, Charing Cross Theatre
June 21, 2018

The 80s West End hit is revived by the actor-musicians of the graduating class of Guildford School of Acting in a production that never quite settles on a tone that fits 2018 audiences' sensibilities.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE PONY, Cervantes TheatreBWW Review: THE LITTLE PONY, Cervantes Theatre
June 15, 2018

Based on a true story, The Little Pony examines how two parents react to their child who clings to his pink backpack as the bullying, physical and psychological, piles up.

BWW Review: THE END OF HISTORY, St Giles-in-the-FieldsBWW Review: THE END OF HISTORY, St Giles-in-the-Fields
June 13, 2018

A play that explores the impact of gentrification on London through two characters, flawed but real, in an engaging work.

BWW Review: THE SEAGULL, Lion and Unicorn TheatreBWW Review: THE SEAGULL, Lion and Unicorn Theatre
June 12, 2018

A curious tone in this bold adaptation that doesn't get everything right, but it's Chekhov, so there's more than enough to enjoy!

BWW Review: THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, Arcola Theatre
June 8, 2018

The Daughter-in-Law bristles with working class reality buoyed by dialect and accent rooted in the Nottinghamshire pits - but the characters never emerge from that backdrop and the play leaves one with an unsatisfying sense of disbelief.

BWW Review: SANCHO - AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: SANCHO - AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, Wilton's Music Hall
June 7, 2018

Paterson Joseph's homage to a forgotten person, indeed, a forgotten people, has its moments but ultimately falls short of the drama required for it to really fly.

BWW Review: THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE, Hampstead TheatreBWW Review: THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE, Hampstead Theatre
June 6, 2018

A timely and important new play that blends movement, comedy and pathos into a compelling mix that says much about how we value life in 2018.

BWW Review: THE RINK, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: THE RINK, Southwark Playhouse
June 1, 2018

The Rink revives a show received with lacklustre reviews and box office in the 80s and, through two brilliant central performances and a showstopper setpiece, make it a hit.

BWW Review: KING LEAR, BBC2 and iPlayerBWW Review: KING LEAR, BBC2 and iPlayer
May 29, 2018

King Lear given the Game of Thrones treatment on the small screen, losing a little of the claustrophobic madness en route.



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