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Gary Naylor

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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LAST 30 DAYS

2021 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of 2021 Photo2021 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of 2021
Posted: Dec. 23, 2021


Theatres: These are a few of our favourite things PhotoTheatres: These are a few of our favourite things
Posted: Dec. 22, 2021


BWW Review: FORCE MAJEURE, Donmar Warehouse PhotoBWW Review: FORCE MAJEURE, Donmar Warehouse
Posted: Jan. 11, 2022


BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, In Cinemas PhotoBWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, In Cinemas
Posted: Jan. 5, 2022


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: BE MORE CHILL, Shaftesbury Theatre PhotoBWW Review: BE MORE CHILL, Shaftesbury Theatre
Posted: Jul. 7, 2021


BWW Review: HMS PINAFORE, London Coliseum PhotoBWW Review: HMS PINAFORE, London Coliseum
Posted: Oct. 30, 2021


BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Royal Opera House PhotoBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Royal Opera House
Posted: Oct. 6, 2021


BWW Review: THE VALKYRIE, London Coliseum PhotoBWW Review: THE VALKYRIE, London Coliseum
Posted: Nov. 20, 2021


BWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Minerva Theatre, Chichester PhotoBWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
Posted: Sep. 10, 2021


BWW Review: FORCE MAJEURE, Donmar Warehouse
January 11, 2022

Skiing on stage? That's not the only slippery slope in this clever adaptation of the 2014 Swedish movie about failing fathers and the, gulp, crisis of masculinity.

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, In Cinemas
January 5, 2022

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand lead Joel Coen's cinematic tour de force

2021 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of 2021
December 23, 2021

Gary Naylor finds some magnificent productions in a difficult year for theatre

Theatres: These are a few of our favourite things
December 22, 2021

Even those as lucky as regular reviewers do not take theatres' unique pleasures for granted - here are a few of our favourite things

BWW Review: A FIGHT AGAINST... UNA LUCHA CONTRA..., Royal Court Theatre
December 15, 2021

A collage of scenes set largely in Latin America examine when, or if, individuals can find a place in fracturing communities.

BWW Review: HABEAS CORPUS, Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre
December 14, 2021

It's good to hear collective laughter again in a theatre, but the dated characters grate rather than charm, and fewer jokes land in 2020s than in the 1970s.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, in cinemas
December 11, 2021

Though flawed by too much dialogue, West Side Story will thrill young and old with its set pieces and soaring score

BWW Review: BEST OF ENEMIES, Young Vic
December 10, 2021

James Graham's new play bristles with wit, recreating Gore Vidal and William F Buckley's TV debates of 1968 - and a whole lot more

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF DUST - LA BELLE SAUVAGE, Bridge Theatre
December 9, 2021

Fine theatrical effects, but thus adaptation of Lyra Belacqua's first year of life never escapes the confines imposed by the origin story genre's structure

BWW Review: THE TREATY, Embassy of Ireland
December 3, 2021

A lesson not just in history, but in theatre, from an ensemble and creative team in complete command of complex, riveting material

BWW Review: POLICE COPS THE MUSICAL, New Diorama Theatre
December 1, 2021

A madcap, spoofing comedy briiming with energy and chest hair

BWW Review: BONNY & READ, Brockley Jack Theatre
November 27, 2021

A new play with music tells the story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two cross-dressing pirates, through song and rhyme

BWW Review: YES SO I SAID YES, Finborough Theatre
November 26, 2021

Ferocious and funny, Ireland's play has lost none of its power, and gained even more relevance, ten years on from its Omagh debut

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Opera House
November 24, 2021

A beautiful production that does not intend to break new ground - and is all the better for it.

BWW Review: THE VALKYRIE, London Coliseum
November 20, 2021

Some curious directorial choices fail to blunt the force of Wagner's musical donner und blitzen as the gods bicker and bully and the mortals bleed

BWW Review: A MERCHANT OF VENICE, Playground Theatre
November 17, 2021

Shakespeare in Italy's debut production clarifies and amplifies the wonderful, if problematic, play

BWW Review: TICK, TICK... BOOM!
November 14, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda brings Jonathan Larson (winningly played by Andrew Garfield) to the screen as he tries to get his first musical produced against the backdrop of New York's AIDS pandemic

BWW Review: LOVE DANCE, Chiswick Playhouse
November 14, 2021

Gentle rom-com that breaks no new ground but is easy on the eye and ear and has its fair share of laughs and 'ahhsss'.

BWW Review: ABIGAIL'S PARTY, Park Theatre
November 12, 2021

The classic play has all the set-pieces and much imitated dialogue in a revival that also underlines the persistence of the anxieties and neuroses it exposes.

BWW Review: PUNCHY! THE MUSICAL, Courtyard Theatre
November 6, 2021

Super songs from Jack Terroni rescue a play with music in which dramatic potential takes a back seat to didactic proselytising