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: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre
Posted: Sep. 7, 2018


BWW Review: PERICLES, National TheatreBWW Review: PERICLES, National Theatre
Posted: Aug. 28, 2018


BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music Hall
Posted: Sep. 14, 2018


BWW Review: SIX, Arts TheatreBWW Review: SIX, Arts Theatre
Posted: Sep. 5, 2018


BWW Review: TAMBURLAINE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonBWW Review: TAMBURLAINE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Posted: Aug. 24, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

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 HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, Cervantes TheatreBWW Review: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, Cervantes Theatre
Posted: Nov. 19, 2017


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.

BWW Review: CATERPILLAR, Theatre503BWW Review: CATERPILLAR, Theatre503
September 4, 2018

Caterpillar takes us to a seaside town guesthouse within which three dysfunctional people circle each other, troubled and needy.

BWW Review: BLACK CAT: BOHEMIA, Underbelly FestivalBWW Review: BLACK CAT: BOHEMIA, Underbelly Festival
August 31, 2018

Come down to the Southbank for a little circus, a little cabaret and a little naughty banter with the singer, the tumblers and the fire breathing woman.

BWW Review: PERICLES, National TheatreBWW Review: PERICLES, National Theatre
August 28, 2018

Pericles shows our nation what our nation is - a tremendous achievement by the National Theatre's Public Acts movement and a gamechanger for the concept of outreach.

BWW Review: TAMBURLAINE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonBWW Review: TAMBURLAINE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
August 24, 2018

Christopher Marlowe's tale of relentless, ruthless ambition has a Game of Thrones vibe and a distressingly familiar topicality

BWW Interview: Charity Wakefield Talks EMILIA at Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Interview: Charity Wakefield Talks EMILIA at Shakespeare's Globe
August 20, 2018

Charity Wakefield, currently appearing in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's all-female Emilia, is the first woman to play William Shakespeare on the Globe stage.

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.



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