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: BRASS, Union TheatreBWW Review: BRASS, Union Theatre
Posted: Nov. 11, 2018


BWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes TheatreBWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes Theatre
Posted: Nov. 10, 2018


BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London ColiseumBWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London Coliseum
Posted: Oct. 26, 2018


BWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida Theatre
Posted: Oct. 24, 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: DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, Wilton's Music HallBWW 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.

BWW Review: SIMON BOCCANEGRA, The Royal Opera HouseBWW Review: SIMON BOCCANEGRA, The Royal Opera House
November 16, 2018

A traditional production of Verdi's classic opera is beautiful and terrifying in equal measures.

BWW Review: BRASS, Union TheatreBWW Review: BRASS, Union Theatre
November 11, 2018

Brass brings the Great War's generation to life in a way that educates and entertains - real people emerging from the seemingly endless roll call of The Fallen.

BWW Review: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, Omnibus Theatre
November 10, 2018

Creation Theatre update Poe's classic tale adding ballsy, badass attitude, but losing the fear and dread en route.

BWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes TheatreBWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes Theatre
November 10, 2018

When you can see Lorca, you should - as this brilliantly realised production proves.

BWW Review: SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY, Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY, Jack Studio Theatre
November 8, 2018

Sweet Like Chocolate Boy tells the tales of Bounty and Mars, growing up black in different generations with different issues to address, the play grounded in the language and music of contemporary London.

BWW Review: SEXY LAUNDRY, Tabard TheatreBWW Review: SEXY LAUNDRY, Tabard Theatre
November 7, 2018

Sexy Laundry looks at middle class hopes and fears in a two handed comedy that must have felt a little old-fashioned when first staged in Canada in 2002.

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London ColiseumBWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London Coliseum
October 26, 2018

Tragedy raw in tooth and claw in this revival of the ENO's 2008 production of Lucia di Lammermoor.

BWW Review: MANON, Milton Keynes TheatreBWW Review: MANON, Milton Keynes Theatre
October 25, 2018

This revival of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon is a visual and aural delight that should melt the heart of even the most reluctant ballet sceptic.

BWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida Theatre
October 24, 2018

Robert Icke's updating of The Wild Duck gains in contemporary relevance, but loses a little of its heart en route.

BWW Review: QUIETLY, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: QUIETLY, Omnibus Theatre
October 19, 2018

Quietly gives us two men, deep in middle age, looking back to the irreversible actions they took as 16 year-olds during The Troubles in an electrifying conversation.

BWW Review: DRACULA, Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: DRACULA, Jack Studio Theatre
October 18, 2018

Ross MacGregor's Dracula needs a transfusion of narrative pace if it is to achieve its considerable (and laudable) ambition.

BWW Review: THE TRENCH, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: THE TRENCH, Southwark Playhouse
October 17, 2018

The Trench, in trying to do so much, forgets to let us into the lives of the soldiers whose ordeal lies at the heart of the story it tells.

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.



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