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: SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Wilton's Music Hall
Posted: Mar. 27, 2018


BWW Review: BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, East End Film FestivalBWW Review: BOOM FOR REAL
Posted: Apr. 13, 2018


BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Brockley Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Posted: Mar. 30, 2018


BWW Review: THE MIKADO, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: THE MIKADO, King's Head Theatre
Posted: Mar. 30, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SALAD DAYS, Union TheatreBWW Review: SALAD DAYS, Union Theatre
Posted: Aug. 18, 2017


BWW Review: LA BOHEME, Trafalgar StudiosBWW Review: LA BOHEME, Trafalgar Studios
Posted: Dec. 12, 2017


BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts TheatreBWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts Theatre
Posted: Jul. 25, 2017


BWW Review: THE GRINNING MAN, Trafalgar StudiosBWW Review: THE GRINNING MAN, Trafalgar Studios
Posted: Dec. 19, 2017


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


BWW Review: MOORMAID, Arcola TheatreBWW Review: MOORMAID, Arcola Theatre
April 25, 2018

Moormaid takes on a contemporary issue - the return to Europe of young men who fought in Syria - but fails to build characters in whom we can believe despite dome fine acting.

BWW Review: THE GOLDEN F**KING YEARS, Brockley Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: THE GOLDEN F**KING YEARS, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
April 20, 2018

The Golden F**king Years is a beautifully observed and acted farce that finds plenty of comedy in the tedium of ageing and the sudden opportunity of a bit of excitement - and the consequences that inevitably follow.

BWW Review: GAUHAR JAAN - THE DATIA INCIDENT, Omnibus TheatreBWW Review: GAUHAR JAAN - THE DATIA INCIDENT, Omnibus Theatre
April 18, 2018

A play and accompanying exhibition about a renowned Indian singer, the eponymous Gauhar Jaan, and 'an incident' that gained infamy across India in the early 20th century.

BWW Review: BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, East End Film FestivalBWW Review: BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, East End Film Festival
April 13, 2018

Amongst the explosion of interest in Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Driver's film locates his emerging genius in a beautifully rendered time and place - late 70s New York City.

BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, Finborough TheatreBWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, Finborough Theatre
April 4, 2018

A powerful, perhaps even necessary, play that doesn't always succeed dramatically but can be forgiven for the boldness of its narrative and unflinching take on a divided city in a divided nation.

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Brockley Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
March 30, 2018

Once again, a fine production from Arrows & Traps theatre that reminds me, were it necessary, that if you can see Chekhov, you should.

BWW Review: THE MIKADO, King's Head TheatreBWW Review: THE MIKADO, King's Head Theatre
March 30, 2018

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera delivered with the emphasis on the comic and more than a nod to the realities of 2018 sensibilities.

BWW Review: SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Wilton's Music Hall
March 27, 2018

A sensational Bernadette Robinson brings five 'nobodies' and five superstars to life in a series of monologues with music that explore human fallibility with wit and wisdom to spare.

BACK FOR GOOD: Time To Revive A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICBACK FOR GOOD: Time To Revive A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
April 16, 2018

In our new series, BroadwayWorld UK writers nominate the shows they'd love to see revived!

BWW Review: THE LADY WITH A DOG, Tabard TheatreBWW Review: THE LADY WITH A DOG, Tabard Theatre
March 23, 2018

A splendid production that shifts the action from Chekhov's original short story into 1920s Britain to add layers of meaning and depth to both the themes and characters - fringe theatre at its best.

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Union TheatreBWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Union Theatre
March 21, 2018

Phil Willmott's The Cherry Orchard picks up Chekhov's action and moves it forward a decade or so to 1917, when the balance of power in Russia was tilted rather differently.

BWW Review: FACES IN THE CROWD, White Bear TheatreBWW Review: FACES IN THE CROWD, White Bear Theatre
March 16, 2018

Claustrophobic play about two ill-suited spouses re-united for pragmatic reasons and working through their pain from ten years ago - a gruelling watch.

BWW Review: ARA MALIKIAN - THE INCREDIBLE VIOLIN, Barbican HallBWW Review: ARA MALIKIAN - THE INCREDIBLE VIOLIN, Barbican Hall
March 13, 2018

Ara Malikian showcases his talents with an eclectic mix of music spiced with showmanship and stories, with a twist in the tail.

BWW Review: SUMMER AND SMOKE, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: SUMMER AND SMOKE, Almeida Theatre
March 8, 2018

Bold re-imagining of an early Tennessee Williams play that gives its themes a universality in a uniquely theatrical experience.

BWW Review: PIPPIN, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: PIPPIN, Southwark Playhouse
March 6, 2018

Technical shortcomings and an incoherent book overpower a show with a fine pedigree and good tunes.

BWW Review: THE GAME OF LOVE & CHAI, Tara Arts TheatreBWW Review: THE GAME OF LOVE & CHAI, Tara Arts Theatre
March 6, 2018

Classic French farce gets a Bollywood makeover for the 21st century in Nigel Planer's enjoyable adaptation of Marivaux's comedy.

BWW Review: MACBETH, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: MACBETH, Wilton's Music Hall
February 28, 2018

Macbeth delivered by dancers in a unique space, beautifully lit, creating an electrifying theatrical experience.

BWW Review: A PRINCESS UNDONE, Park TheatreBWW Review: A PRINCESS UNDONE, Park Theatre
February 27, 2018

Princess Margaret brought to life by Felicity Dean in a production that promises more than it delivers about a tragic figure born a generation too early to change the Royal Family.

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Brockley Jack Studio TheatreBWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
February 23, 2018

Ambition not quite matched by execution in an all-female production of The Tempest, one of fringe theatre's more challenging plays to get right.

BWW Review: CARMEN 1808, Union TheatreBWW Review: CARMEN 1808, Union Theatre
February 14, 2018

Liberties have been taken with Bizet's opera, but none are diabolical, and what emerges is something which is sometimes less and sometimes more than its inspiration.



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