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After a hugely successful five star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 and a sell-out 2019 UK tour, Gyles Brandreth has rescheduled his one-man show Break A Leg for 2022.

Brandreth is back on the road, adding a host of new venues to his schedule, across the UK from September until June next year.

An actor, author, ex-MP, broadcaster, and now acclaimed stand-up comedian, his show is a riotous celebration of all things theatrical.

This show is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he’s known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and occasionally cry.

Without hesitation or repetition (but just a touch of deviation) Gyles delivers a dazzling two hours of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name dropping.

They say that all political careers end in tears, but in the case of Gyles Brandreth, it’s tears of laughter as his glittering career goes from strength to strength.

He won the ‘Most Popular Show At The Fringe Award’ when he first took a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and received a record number of five star reviews every time he’s appeared at the Pleasance, with even more ‘sold out’ signs appearing outside venues during the first leg of his UK tour earlier this year.

 

ABOUT GYLES

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and lord commissioner of the Treasury, now chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers.

A star of Celebrity Gogglebox, a veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute, on stage he has appeared in pantomime, in Shakespeare, as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest and in his own musical revue in London’s West End.

His many books include seven Victorian murder mysteries – featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle as his detectives and two recent best-sellers: The 7 Secrets of Happiness and his celebration of good English, punctuation, spelling and grammar ‘Have You Eaten Grandma?’

His latest book, released in September 2019, is about the power, pleasure and importance of learning poetry by heart: Dancing by the Light of the Moon.

 


 

REVIEWS FOR ‘BREAK A LEG’

“A fantastically funny and fascinating way to spend an hour”

★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

“Sublime, uplifting comedic storytelling from a master of his craft”

★★★★ Fringe Review

“An entertaining romp through British entertainment history”

★★★★ Voice Mag

“Gyles is a natural raconteur and it is a treat to listen to”

★★★★ One4Review

“If you see just one show at the Fringe, it should be this one”

UK Theatre Network

 


 

TOUR DATES

 

12th September 2021

Worcester, Huntingdon Hall

www.worcesterlive.co.uk / 01905 611 427

 

17th September 2021

London, The Cadogan Hall

www.cadoganhall.com / 020 7730 4500

 

18th September 2021

Crewe, The Lyceum Theatre

www.crewelyceum.co.uk / 01270 368242

 

27th September 2021

Camberley, The Camberley Theatre

www.cammberleytheatre.co.uk / 0176 707600

 

3rd October 2021

Walsall, The Forest Arts Centre

www.walsallarena.com / 0300 555 2898

 

21st March 2022

Bracknell, The South Hill Park Arts

www.southhillpark.org.uk / 01344 484 123

 

1st April 2022

London, Leicester Square

www.leicestersquaretheatre.com / 020 7734 2222

 

2nd April 2022

London, Leicester Square

www.leicestersquaretheatre.com / 020 7734 2222

 

3rd April 2022

Wellingborough, The Castle Theatre

www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk / 01933 270007

 

9th April 2022

Harrogate, The Harrogate Theatre

www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk / 01423 502116

 

10th April 2022

High Wycombe, The Swan Theatre

www.wycombeswan.co.uk / 01494 512000

 

14th April 2022

Southport, Atkinson Arts Centre

www.theatkinson.co.uk  / 01704 533333

 

16th April 2022

Buxton, The Opera House

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk / 01298 72190

 

17th April 2022

Bury St Edmunds, The Apex

www.theapex.co.uk / 01284 758000

 

22nd April 2022

Chelmsford, The Civic Theatre

www.chelmsford.gov.uk / 01245 605 505

 

23rd April 2022

Exeter, The Corn Exchange

www.exetercornexchange.co.uk / 01392 665938

 

24th April 2022

Torquay, Babbacombe Theatre

www.babbacombe-theatre.com / 01803 328 385

 

1st May 2022

Wimborne, The Tivoli Theatre

www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk / 01202 849103

 

6th May 2022

Taunton, Taunton Brewhouse

www.thebrewhouse.net / 01823 283 244

 

7th May 2022

Reading, The Hexagon

www.readingarts.com/ 0118 960 6060

 

8th May 2022

Portsmouth, The New Theatre Royal

www.newtheatreroyal.com / 023 9264 9000

 

14th May 2022

Dorking, The Dorking Halls

www.dorkinghalls.co.uk / 01306 881717

 

21st May 2022

Launceston, Launceston Town Hall

www.launceston-tc.gov.uk / 01566 773693

 

22nd May 2022

Plymouth, The Red House Theatre

www.plymouthschoolofcreativearts.co.uk / 01752 221927

 

27th May 2022

Nottingham, The Nottingham Playhouse

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk / 0115 3419419

 

28th May 2022

Durham, The Gala Theatre

www.galadurham.co.uk / 03000 266 600

 

29th May 2022

Leeds, City Varieties Music Halls

www.cityvarieties.co.uk / 0113 243 0808

 

30th May 2022

Broxbourne, The Spotlight

www.broxbourne.gov.uk / 01992 441946

 

5th June 2022

Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre

www.octagon-theatre.co.uk / 01935 422884

 

6th June 2022

Richmond, Richmond Theatre

www.atgtickets.com / 0333 009 6690

 

12th June 2022

St Albans, Alban Arena

www.alban-arena.co.uk / 01727 844488

 

 

 

 

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