thu 09/02/2023

Gary Naylor

Articles By Gary Naylor

Smoke, Southwark Playhouse review - dazzling Strindberg update

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Titus Andronicus, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - notorious play hits and misses

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Noises Off, Phoenix Theatre review - much revived classic farce gains in poignancy

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Allegiance, Charing Cross Theatre review - George Takei's childhood story makes a heartfelt musical

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre review - Patsy Ferran rises above fussy staging

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Watch on the Rhine, Donmar Warehouse review - Lillian Hellman's 1940 play is still asking awkward questions

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Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, Queen Elizabeth Hall review - Scrooge goes to Tennessee

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Hex, National Theatre review - 12 months after being sent to sleep by Covid, Rufus Norris's show is back

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Elf, Dominion Theatre review - hit musical revival slays it again

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A Christmas Carol, RSC, Stratford review - family show eases back the terror and winds up the politics

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Here, Southwark Playhouse review - award-winning kitchen sink drama goes down the drain

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From Here to Eternity, Charing Cross Theatre review - Pearl Harbour musical fails to fly

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Tammy Faye, Almeida Theatre review - Elton John's often dazzling new musical

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Rose Theatre review - new production of classic proves a gruelling experience

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Iphigenia in Splott, Lyric Hammersmith review - raises as many questions as answers

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The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - wild trip gets a welcome revival

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