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


BWW Review: THE WHITE ROSE - THE STORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL, Brockley Jack Studio TheatreReview: THE WHITE ROSE - THE STORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL
Posted: Jul. 20, 2018


BWW Review: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Arcola Theatre
Posted: Jul. 26, 2018


BWW Interview: Community Participants Talk PERICLES at the National TheatreCommunity Participants Talk PERICLES at the National Theatre
Posted: Aug. 9, 2018


BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare TheatreBWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Posted: Aug. 15, 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: 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 MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare TheatreBWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
August 15, 2018

What larks! Maybe not for the purists nor for anyone looking for a Chekhovian analysis of the human condition, but a guilty pleasure full the laughs.

BWW Interview: Community Participants Talk PERICLES at the National TheatreBWW Interview: Community Participants Talk PERICLES at the National Theatre
August 9, 2018

BroadwayWorld has spoken to Pericles director Emily Lim,writer Chris Bushand composer Jim Fortune. Now, we hear from community members Sue and Rehma. Sue is a staff member at one of the National's community partners, of which Rehma is a member.

BWW Interview: Priyanga Burford Talks THE WINTER'S TALE and PRESSBWW Interview: Priyanga Burford Talks THE WINTER'S TALE and PRESS
August 10, 2018

BWW talks to Priyanga Burford about The Winter's Tale (currently at The Globe), the forthcoming BBC series, Press, and the differences between acting for stage and screen

BWW Review: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Arcola Theatre
July 26, 2018

A demanding, but rewarding, production of Britten's opera about ancient Rome, with plenty of lessons for today.

BWW Review: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY, Lyric TheatreBWW Review: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY, Lyric Theatre
July 24, 2018

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a loving tribute to the multi-platinum selling 60s dup that suffers a little from presentational issues.

BWW Review: THE WHITE ROSE - THE STORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL, Brockley Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: THE WHITE ROSE - THE STORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
July 20, 2018

The tragic story of a student resistance group in wartime Munich told with skill and commitment by a talented cast.

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.



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