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Gary Naylor

Gary Naylor is chief London reviewer for BroadwayWorld (https://www.broadwayworld.com/author/Gary-Naylor) and feels privileged to see so much of his home city's theatre. He writes about cricket for The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/profile/gary-naylor) and is a lead commentator at Guerilla Cricket (https://www.guerillacricket.com/). He podcasts on 80s and 90s football at https://www.nessundormapod.com/. He writes on films at Letterboxd  https://letterboxd.com/garynaylor999/. He tweets at https://twitter.com/garynaylor999




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BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home PhotoBWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home
Posted: Apr. 30, 2020


BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: A CHIP IN THE SUGAR, BBC iPlayer PhotoBWW Review: TALKING HEADS: A CHIP IN THE SUGAR, BBC iPlayer
Posted: Jun. 30, 2020


BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: THE OUTSIDE DOG, BBC iPlayer PhotoBWW Review: TALKING HEADS: THE OUTSIDE DOG, BBC iPlayer
Posted: Jun. 30, 2020


BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: SOLDIERING ON, BBC iPlayer PhotoBWW Review: TALKING HEADS: SOLDIERING ON, BBC iPlayer
Posted: Jun. 25, 2020


BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD III, BritBox PhotoBWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD III
Posted: Jun. 6, 2020


BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: BED AMONG THE LENTILS, BBC iPlayer PhotoBWW Review: TALKING HEADS: BED AMONG THE LENTILS, BBC iPlayer
Posted: Jul. 1, 2020


BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: MISS FOZZARD FINDS HER FEET, BBC iPlayer PhotoBWW Review: TALKING HEADS: MISS FOZZARD FINDS HER FEET, BBC iPlayer
Posted: Jul. 8, 2020


2020 Year In Review: Gary Naylor's Best of Theatre
December 7, 2020

BWW reviewer Gary Naylor highlights his favourite theatre productions and performances of 2020.

BWW Review: L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES, VOPERA
November 16, 2020

Seeing so accomplished and engaging a production as this (VOPERA's first to boot), a genuine question arises - is the socially-distanced, digitally distributed show no longer merely a stopgap, an ersatz simulacrum, but a new art form in itself?

BWW Review: THE BARREN AUTHOR, Spiteful Puppet
October 30, 2020

The infamous Baron Munchausen is updated for our times, given voice by Richard O'Brien who revels in recounting outrageous, outlandish stories.

BWW Review: HOW TO BUILD A SUPERTOWER, BBC Sounds
October 25, 2020

Max wants to play in the big league and a London supertower may be just the thing after all those condos down in Miami - but if you swim with sharks, you might get bitten.

BWW Review: THE THIRD DAY, WINTER, Sky Atlantic
October 20, 2020

Even the introduction of the excellent Naomie Harris can do little to rescue a show that makes you look forward to global warming.

BWW Review: DRAMA OUT OF A CRISIS: A CELEBRATION OF PLAY FOR TODAY, BBC iPlayer
October 13, 2020

A very different world (and a very different BBC) emerges from that most impenetrable of dark places - the recent past.

BWW Review: THE THIRD DAY, AUTUMN, Sky Arts
October 7, 2020

We spend 12 hours at an island's pagan festival where all is not as it seems.

BWW Review: THE THIRD DAY, SUMMER, Sky Atlantic
September 29, 2020

Jude Law, Emily Watson and Paddy Considine do what they can with over-familiar hokum delivered with a grim earnestness.

The Shows That Made Us: LONDON ROAD
September 2, 2020

Gary Naylor looks back nine years to the show that revealed the awesome and unique power of theatre

BWW Interview: James Haddrell Talks THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA
July 30, 2020

James Haddrell, Artistic and Executive Director of Greenwich Theatre, talks about life under lockdown and his new online production of Steven Berkoff's play, The Secret Love Life Of Ophelia.

BWW Review: MONSTERS AND MEN, Sky Go
July 15, 2020

The stories career along at the speed of a subway train, barely giving a moment for the dilemmas so skilfully set up to be mentally processed before another comes along to knock you off balance. That so many of these challenges do not apply to me nor to my two boys around Zyrick's age, is proof that the phrase 'white privilege' is no empty slogan.

BWW Review: UNDONE, Amazon Prime
July 14, 2020

Undone is an extraordinary examination of what it feels like to live in a world that appears more layered than linear, the past poking into the present so often that the boundaries soon cease to have any real meaning.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: THE SHRINE, BBC iPlayer
July 9, 2020

In the second of the new monologues and the last in the series, two women grieve for the same person (who happened to be two different men).

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: MISS FOZZARD FINDS HER FEET, BBC iPlayer
July 8, 2020

Technically excellent and engaging, the penultimate episode in this splendid reboot is let down by stakes that seem too slight to warrant our full emotional investment.

5 Shows I'd Most Like To See When Theatre Returns
July 3, 2020

We will return to theatres very different from those we left - and we are different too. So what should we see? Here are five, very varied, suggestions.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: NIGHTS IN THE GARDEN OF SPAIN, BBC iPlayer
July 1, 2020

Tamsin Greig delivers the standout performance of the series as the woman who finds friendship with a murderer.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: BED AMONG THE LENTILS, BBC iPlayer
July 1, 2020

Lesley Manville gives us a vicar's wife finding solace in the bottle when she wants and deserves more - fleetingly, she gets it.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: THE OUTSIDE DOG, BBC iPlayer
June 30, 2020

Rochenda Sandell gives a fine performance with a script that falls below the high standard set in other episodes.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: A CHIP IN THE SUGAR, BBC iPlayer
June 30, 2020

Martin Freeman takes on the writer's old role in the tale of a man trapped with his mother who finds that, for all the frustrations that entails, anything else is probably worse.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: SOLDIERING ON, BBC iPlayer
June 25, 2020

Muriel plays the perfect hostess. Even at her husband's funeral, she oils the wheels of that deathless discourse of upper middle class, rural sociability - the Massey Ferguson set are introduced to the charity stalwarts, the City suits to ex-military men, the WI to the cruise ship regulars.



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