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Sunday, November 11, 2018

BWW Review: BRASS, Union Theatre by Gary Naylor

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.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

BWW Review: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, Omnibus Theatre by Gary Naylor

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

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BWW Review: YERMA, Cervantes Theatre by Gary Naylor

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

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

BWW Review: SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY, Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

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 contem…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Review: SEXY LAUNDRY, Tabard Theatre by Gary Naylor

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.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, London Coliseum by Gary Naylor

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

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

BWW Review: MANON, Milton Keynes Theatre by Gary Naylor

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.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

BWW Review: THE WILD DUCK, Almeida Theatre by Gary Naylor

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

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Friday, October 19, 2018

BWW Review: QUIETLY, Omnibus Theatre by Gary Naylor

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.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

BWW Review: DRACULA, Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

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

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BWW Review: THE TRENCH, Southwark Playhouse by Gary Naylor

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.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

BWW Review: SOLOMON, Royal Opera House by Gary Naylor

Solomon provides a transcendent sensory experience and more than a few lessons for todays rulers.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

BWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, The Bunker Theatre by Gary Naylor

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.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BWW Review: LOVE GENIUS AND A WALK, Drayton Arms Theatre by Gary Naylor

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 sc…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

BWW Review: TO HAVE TO SHOOT IRISHMEN, Omnibus Theatre by Gary Naylor

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 …

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Simon Stephens On THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Schools Tour by Gary Naylor

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

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

BWW Review: NOT TODAY'S YESTERDAY, The Place by Gary Naylor

Dance telling the story of how only some stories are told.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BWW Review: VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA, King's Head Theatre by Gary Naylor

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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Friday, September 28, 2018

BWW Review: ALICE OSWALD'S MEMORIAL, Barbican Theatre by Gary Naylor

Alice Oswald's epic re-imagining of The Iliad developed into an extraordinary theatrical event that provides intellectual nourishment, but makes great demands on its audience.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

BWW Review: LIFEBOAT, Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

Lifeboat tells the story of two survivors of the wartime sinking of the SS City of Benares, torpedoed en route to Canada, evacuating children from the UK.

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BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018: Gary Naylor's Nominations by Gary Naylor

The highlights of Gary Naylor's last 12 months and his nominations for the BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2018

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BWW Review: JACQUES BREL : A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES, Mirth, Marvel and Maud by Gary Naylor

If you have never heard of Jacques Brel, this show serves as a useful introduction to his life and work, but it lacks the confident execution his songs demand.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Omnibus Theatre by Gary Naylor

Lorca's masterpiece transported and updated to present day London, but retaining its power to shock as it lays bare the souls of men and women.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BWW Review: TARTUFFE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon by Gary Naylor

Moliere's farce updated for the 21st century and set within a family from Birmingham, with Pakistani heritage and plenty of issues.

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BWW Interview: Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth Discuss The Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre and Open Up Project by Gary Naylor

BWW talks to Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth about the Royal Opera House's Open Up Project and the new season at the Linbury Theatre.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE SEAGULL, General release UK cinemas by Gary Naylor

The Seagull gathers a fine cast, but fails to get to the heart of Chekhov's masterpiece, compromising characters and burying its theatrical elements in intrusive cinematic flourishes.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music Hall by Gary Naylor

A spectacular re-imaging of Shakespeare's tale of mistaken identities, cross-dressing and cruelty time-traveled to a speakeasy populated by extraordinary actor-musicians.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Sharon Small Talks STILL ALICE On UK Tour by Gary Naylor

Sharon Small talks about her role as Alice in Still Alice and its impact on the dementia community and wider audiences.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

BWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre by Gary Naylor

This version of the life of Hamilton - not that one, Hamilton Lewis - is a lot of fun for anyone in that crossover in the venn diagram for fans of Formula One and Musical Theatre. And, fortu…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

Hobson's Choice is given a late 50s makeover in this fine revival of a play the themes of which remain as relevant today as ever they were.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BWW Review: SIX, Arts Theatre by Gary Naylor

A show that bursts with great tunes, witty lyrics and fine singing that puts the six wives of Henry VIII back into the narrative - and about time too.

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