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 nestaquin.wordpress.com and also for The Guardian, Spin Cricket and Channel Five and commentates at testmatchsofa.com. His writing on films and other subjects is at tootingtrumpet.wordpress.com.
Comments are always welcome.
BWW Reviews: HUTCH, A PLAY WITH MUSIC, Riverside Studios, May 17 2013
May 19, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a fantastic story that, alas, is not fantasy at all.
BWW Reviews: THE SHEPHERD'S CHAMELEON, The CLF Art Cafe at The Bussey Building, May 16 2013
May 17, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a play about writing plays
BWW Reviews: CUDDLES, Ovalhouse, May 15 2013
May 16, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a hard-hitting play about control and freedom
BWW Reviews: MESS, Battersea Arts Centre, May 14 2013
May 15, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a funny and poignant exploration of the impact of anorexia nervosa.
BWW Reviews: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Trafalgar Studios, May 7 2013
May 8, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a disastrous play about a disastrous play.
BWW Reviews: MOTH & PASTORAL, Hightide Festival, Halesworth, May 4 2013
May 7, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a varied programme at a theatre festival in rural East Anglia.
BWW Reviews: WYRD, Various places in Southwark, May 2 2013
May 7, 2013
Gary Naylor sees Immercity's immersive theatrical thriller.
BWW Reviews: DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT, Leicester Square Theatre, May 1 2013
May 2, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a successful show about an unsuccessful show
BWW Reviews: GHOSTS, Greenwich Theatre, April 30 2013
May 1, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a new adaptation of Ibsen's classic.
OLIVIERS 2013: Rewarding The Best In British Theatre?
April 29, 2013
BWW:UK's chief reviewer Gary Naylor wrote about 145 productions for us in 2012...but only one was up for an Olivier.
BWW Reviews: BALLO (OR A MASKED BALL), King's Head Theatre, April 25 2013
April 26, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a sensational adaptation of Verdi's opera.
BWW Reviews: SINGIN' I'M NO A BILLY HE'S A TIM, Cockpit Theatre, April 24 2013
April 25, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a Celtic fan and a Rangers fan locked in a cell, and locked up by their prejudices.
BWW Reviews: CALIFORNIAN LIVES, King's Head Theatre, April 22 2013
April 23, 2013
Gary Naylor sees three monologues that recall Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.
BWW Reviews: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, St Leonard's Church, April 20 2013
April 20, 2013
Gary Naylor sees Judas, or is it everyone else, on trial.
BWW Reviews: THE SWORD AND THE DOPE, Courtyard Theatre, April 18 2013
April 19, 2013
Gary Naylor sees an updated version of last year's musical comedy crowdpleaser.
BWW Reviews: THE REVENGE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!, Hoxton Hall, April 12 2013
April 13, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a Victorian icon having fun in the unique setting of Hoxton Hall.
BWW Reviews: CARNABY STREET, Hackney Empire, April 10 2013
April 11, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a musical that pushes the nostalgia buttons, but doesn't do a lot more.
BWW Reviews: NINA KRISTOFFERSON'S BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY, Charing Cross Theatre, April 8 2013
April 9, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a true legend of music brought to life, in all her glory and horror.
BWW Reviews: CHARLES CASTRONOVO: DOLCE NAPOLI, THE NEAPOLITAN SONGS, King's Head Theatre, April 7 2013
April 7, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a slice of old Naples brought to London.
BWW Reviews: STREETS - A NEW KIND OF MUSICAL, Cockpit Theatre, April 5 2013
April 6, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a musical that is nearly very good indeed.
BWW Reviews: PROJECT COLONY, Trinity Buoy Wharf, April 4 2013
April 5, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a glimpse of an imagined present down by the riverside.
BWW Reviews: RETZ'S THE TRIAL, Shoreditch Town Hall and Rose Lipman Community Centre, April 3 2013
April 4, 2013
You are the target of state security services in this version of Kafka's nightmarish novel in Retz's impressive immersive experience.
BWW Reviews: MOBY DICK, Arcola Theatre, April 2 2013
April 3, 2013
Gary Naylor finally discovers what all the fuss is about about all the fuss about the great white whale.
BWW Interviews: Harold Finley, Writer-Director of A THOUSAND MILES OF HISTORY
March 30, 2013
Gary Naylor interviews Harold Finley whose A Thousand Miles of History is earning rave reviews.
BWW Reviews: GIBRALTAR, Arcola Theatre, March 28 2013
March 29, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys an examination of the ethics of war and writing about war.
BWW Reviews: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE, Cockpit Theatre, March 27 2013
March 28, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys four well-judged performances in a comedy with a message.
BWW Reviews: POTTED POTTER, Garrick Theatre, March 24 2013
March 25, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a pantoish parody of Potter.
BWW Reviews: DARLING OF THE DAY, Union Theatre, March 22 2013
March 23, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a musical unfairly neglected for 45 years!
BWW Reviews: MORALGORITHM, Marylebone Gardens, March 13 2013
March 15, 2013
Gary Naylor sees an interactive event that hasn't quite found its feet.
BWW Reviews: LESLIE JORDAN - FRUIT FLY, Leicester Square Theatre, March 12 2013
March 13, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a master-storyteller in peak form
BWW Reviews: A THOUSAND MILES OF HISTORY, The CLF Art Cafe at The Bussey Building, March 9 2013
March 11, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a brilliant new play that captures an extraordinary moment in Art.
BWW Reviews: SIMON BOCCANEGRA, Hackney Empire, March 8 2013
March 9, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a lesson in the dangers of pride and ambition.
BWW Reviews: SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME, New Wimbledon Theatre, March 4 2013
March 5, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a damn good night out.
BWW Reviews: COSI FAN TUTTE, Hackney Empire, March 2 2013
March 3, 2013
Gary Naylor sees outrageous silliness from the masterly Mozart.
BWW Reviews: DOROTHY IN OZ, Waterloo East Theatre, February 28 2013
March 2, 2013
Gary Naylor enjoys a trip to a less than merry old land of Oz.
BWW Reviews: THE BLUES BROTHERS... APPROVED, New Wimbledon Theatre, February 19 2013
February 20, 2013
Gary Naylor catches up with Elwood and Jake and finds that little has changed - but that's no bad thing.
BWW Reviews: CHESS, Union Theatre, February 15 2013
February 16, 2013
Gary Naylor feels the blast of the Cold War if not the glow of hot passion.
BWW Reviews: L'ELISIR D'AMORE, King's Head Theatre, February 12 2013
February 13, 2013
Gary Naylor sees an old favourite updated and performed with panache.there
BWW Reviews: THE PINSTRIPE TRILOGY, Theatre Delicatessen at Marylebone Gardens, February 7 2013
February 8, 2013
Gary Naylor sees a trilogy that skewers big finance.