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Gary Naylor

Articles By Gary Naylor

Tasting Notes, Southwark Playhouse review - whining in the wine bar

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Sister Act the Musical, Eventim Apollo review - the West End meets the Westway

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The Darkest Part of the Night, Kiln Theatre - issues-led drama has its heart in the right place

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Closer, Lyric Hammersmith review - still sordid and sexy 25 years on

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The Dance of Death, Arcola Theatre review - hate sustains a marriage in new version of Strindberg classic

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The White Card, Soho Theatre review - expelling the audience from its comfort zone

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The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York's Theatre review - memories flare and fade

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Girl on an Altar, Kiln Theatre review - machismo, murder and motherhood in mesmerising myth

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Grease, Dominion Theatre review - a super night out, great songs well sung and spectacular dancing

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Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's Globe review - the Bard buried in bad choices

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Bonnie & Clyde, Arts Theatre review - great songs, but plot fires too many blanks

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Zorro the Musical, Charing Cross Theatre review - struggling to find the right tone

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Project Dictator, New Diorama Theatre review - anarchic satire

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The Merchant of Venice, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - enormous empathy

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After the End, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - suddenly relevant two-hander

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But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical, Turbine Theatre review - two cheers for feelgood show

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