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: TIME IS LOVE / TIEMPO ES AMOR, Finborough TheatreBWW Review: TIME IS LOVE / TIEMPO ES AMOR, Finborough Theatre
Posted: Jan. 4, 2019


BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Union TheatreBWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Union Theatre
Posted: Jan. 10, 2019


BWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, New Diorama TheatreBWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, New Diorama Theatre
Posted: Jan. 11, 2019


BWW Review: ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE, Park TheatreBWW Review: ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE, Park Theatre
Posted: Jan. 16, 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: MOORMAID, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: MOORMAID, Arcola Theatre
Posted: Apr. 25, 2018


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


BWW Interview: Charity Wakefield Talks EMILIA at Shakespeare's GlobeCharity Wakefield Talks EMILIA at Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Aug. 20, 2018


BWW Review: A MODEST LITTLE MAN, Bread and Roses Theatre
January 18, 2019

A Modest Little Man tells us something of the man and his achievements, Clement Attlee surrounded by egos and rivals (talented though) in this gem of a political comedy.

BWW Interview: Kristine Landon-Smith Talks Tamasha Theatre and THE ORCHESTRA
January 17, 2019

Kristine Landon-Smith talks about directing her revival of Jean Anouilh's The Orchestra and about her unique life in theatre.

BWW Review: ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE, Park Theatre
January 16, 2019

Rosenbaum's Rescue compelling drama concerns itself with big questions (like what is truth) as they apply to a fractured family today and the interpretation of traumatic events in the past.

BWW Review: STOP AND SEARCH, Arcola Theatre
January 15, 2019

Gabriel Gbadamosi's writing touches on many hot button topics for 2019, but it never quite finds the characters to lend credibility and, crucially, empathy, to his contemporary and important play.

BWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, New Diorama Theatre
January 11, 2019

I confess to entering the theatre with a sense of foreboding. The legend of Orson Wells' The War of the Worlds has been done to death - the radio broadcast that createdpanic across the USA, as people were convinced that Martians had landed in New Jersey. So what? It was over 80 years ago and we'd never fall for that these days...

BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Union Theatre
January 10, 2019

Phil Willmott's updating of An Enemy of the People could hardly be more timely, but falls a little flat for want of some attention to detail.

BWW Review: TIME IS LOVE / TIEMPO ES AMOR, Finborough Theatre
January 4, 2019


BWW Review: RUMPELSTILTSKIN, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
December 19, 2018

This Australian production of Rumpelstiltskin wanders as far from the original tale as Germany is from Down Under (and some might say the same with regard to its distance traditional theatre)- but that's all good.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Laban Theatre
December 16, 2018

To the beautifully appointed Laban Theatre on the banks of Deptford Creek (now a much sought after locale doncha know) for Trinity Laban's Christmas show, Thea Musgrave's A Christmas Carol.

2018 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of Theatre
December 16, 2018

In 2018, I saw 101 productions ranging from black box theatres with more actors in the cast than punters in the stalls to huge productions at the Royal Opera House and London Coliseum.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA: A FAIRYTALE, The Jack Studio Theatre
December 15, 2018

Sometimes the smallest of spaces can tell the biggest of stories and that's the case with this perfectly judged adaptation of the much-loved fairytale.

BWW Review: TIMON OF ATHENS, RSC Swan Theatre
December 14, 2018

Timon of Athens, at times a clunky collaboration and a clunkier mix of verse and prose, has much to say about how money corrupts and how spoiling adults is about as advisable as spoiling children. There's something of King Lear about it - but probably not enough.

BWW Review: THE MESSIAH, The Other Palace
December 12, 2018

The Messiah has charm and poignancy, but creaks under the weight of its 35 years, its brand of humour now dated by shows like The Play That Goes Wrong.

BWW 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hall
November 20, 2018

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



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