They say all political careers end in tears… in Gyles Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the author, broadcaster, former MP and government whip takes us on a hilarious roller-coaster ride around some of his favourite places – from the green benches of Westminster to the green rooms of the West End.
With a cast-list that runs from Oscar Wilde to The Queen – to say nothing of Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson – this is a wonderfully witty and revealing evening’s entertainment from an award-winning raconteur with unique tales to tell from his unlikely life in the theatre, on television, in journalism and politics.
Now best known as a reporter with The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, Gyles Brandreth’s career has ranged from being a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury to starring in the West End in his own award-winning musical Zipp! He has also featured on Countdown, QI, Have I Got News for You, Desert Island Discs and This Is Your Life.
‘Gyles Brandreth is brilliant… incredibly funny, wildly indiscreet’ The Daily Mail
‘Brilliant. A serious talent for making people laugh’ The Daily Mirror
‘Not merely does he know how to spin a yarn – he has a touching access to the secrets of the human heart’ The Times
Proceeds from this event raise funds to support the Rose Theatre’s diverse programme of drama, cultural and learning opportunities. Rose Theatre Kingston is a Registered Charity No. 1000182.