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: VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA, King's Head Theatre
Posted: Oct. 3, 2018


BWW Review: SOLOMON, Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: SOLOMON, Royal Opera House
Posted: Oct. 12, 2018


BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018: Gary Naylor's RecommendationsBroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018: Gary Naylor's Recommendations
Posted: Sep. 27, 2018


Simon Stephens On THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Schools TourSimon Stephens On The CURIOUS INCIDENT Schools Tour
Posted: Oct. 5, 2018


BWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican TheatreBWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican Theatre
Posted: Sep. 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: 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.

BWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, The Bunker TheatreBWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, The Bunker Theatre
October 11, 2018

A tremendous re-imagining of a novel that has not been more relevant at any point in the 82 years since its writing - a wonderfully realised piece of theatre.

BWW Review: LOVE GENIUS AND A WALK, Drayton Arms TheatreBWW Review: LOVE GENIUS AND A WALK, Drayton Arms Theatre
October 9, 2018

There's much promise in this play that speculates on what Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler may have spoken about on a walk they shared, but pedestrian writing and underdeveloped characters scupper any chance of its reaching its potential.

BWW Review: TO HAVE TO SHOOT IRISHMEN, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: TO HAVE TO SHOOT IRISHMEN, Omnibus Theatre
October 5, 2018

To Have To Shoot Irishmen brings the tragic story of Francis Sheehy Skeffington to the stage, with music and lyricism, a reminder of Ireland's fractured past and a warning about its fragile present.

Simon Stephens On THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Schools TourSimon Stephens On THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Schools Tour
October 5, 2018

BWW visits the National Theatre's schools tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and speaks to the NT's Paula Hamilton and its writer, Simon Stephens

BWW Review: NOT TODAY'S YESTERDAY, The PlaceBWW Review: NOT TODAY'S YESTERDAY, The Place
October 4, 2018

Dance telling the story of how only some stories are told.

BWW Review: VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA, King's Head Theatre
October 3, 2018

Another scaled down opera, retaining full force singing and emotional clout, from the King's Head, Violetta now a pole dancer in a sleazy Bristol nightclub.

BWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican TheatreBWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican Theatre
September 28, 2018

Alice Oswald's epic re-imagining of The Iliad developed into an extraordinary theatrical event that provides intellectual nourishment, but makes great demands on its audience.

BWW Review: LIFEBOAT, Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: LIFEBOAT, Jack Studio Theatre
September 27, 2018

Lifeboat tells the story of two survivors of the wartime sinking of the SS City of Benares, torpedoed en route to Canada, evacuating children from the UK.

BWW Review: JACQUES BREL: A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES, Mirth, Marvel and MaudBWW Review: JACQUES BREL: A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES, Mirth, Marvel and Maud
September 26, 2018

If you have never heard of Jacques Brel, this show serves as a useful introduction to his life and work, but it lacks the confident execution his songs demand.

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018: Gary Naylor's RecommendationsBroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018: Gary Naylor's Recommendations
September 27, 2018

The highlights of Gary Naylor's last 12 months and his nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018

BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Omnibus Theatre
September 21, 2018

Lorca's masterpiece transported and updated to present day London, but retaining its power to shock as it lays bare the souls of men and women.

BWW Review: TARTUFFE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-AvonBWW Review: TARTUFFE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
September 19, 2018

Moliere's farce updated for the 21st century and set within a family from Birmingham, with Pakistani heritage and plenty of issues.

BWW Interview: Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth Discuss The Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre and Open Up ProjectBWW Interview: Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth Discuss The Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre and Open Up Project
September 19, 2018

BWW talks to Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth about the Royal Opera House's Open Up Project and the new season at the Linbury Theatre.

BWW Review: THE SEAGULL, General release UK cinemasBWW Review: THE SEAGULL, General release UK cinemas
September 15, 2018

The Seagull gathers a fine cast, but fails to get to the heart of Chekhov's masterpiece, compromising characters and burying its theatrical elements in intrusive cinematic flourishes.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music Hall
September 14, 2018

A spectacular re-imaging of Shakespeare's tale of mistaken identities, cross-dressing and cruelty time-traveled to a speakeasy populated by extraordinary actor-musicians.

BWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre
September 7, 2018

This version of the life of Hamilton - not that one, Hamilton (Lewis) - is a lot of fun for anyone in that crossover in the venn diagram for fans of Formula One and Musical Theatre. And, fortunately for the box office, plenty that are not.

BWW Interview: Sharon Small Talks STILL ALICE On UK TourBWW Interview: Sharon Small Talks STILL ALICE On UK Tour
September 13, 2018

Sharon Small talks about her role as Alice in Still Alice and its impact on the dementia community and wider audiences.

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Jack Studio Theatre
September 6, 2018

Hobson's Choice is given a late 50s makeover in this fine revival of a play the themes of which remain as relevant today as ever they were.

BWW Review: SIX, Arts TheatreBWW Review: SIX, Arts Theatre
September 5, 2018

A show that bursts with great tunes, witty lyrics and fine singing that puts the six wives of Henry VIII back into the narrative - and about time too.



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