Gyles Brandreth (4 stars)

This article is from 2010

Gyles Brandreth

Anecdotes of a life in theatre, TV and politics

OK, so we’ll ignore that Brandreth is both a former Tory MP and a wearer of particularly bad jumpers to focus on the fact that this hour of anecdotes of a life in theatre, TV and politics is sharply written and squeezed for laughs. Though inevitably it will be his fans that trundle through the door, if they happen to be accompanied by any naysayers, The One to One Show is especially strong to stand in its own right.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 4.30pm, £14–£15 (£12.50–£14).

Gyles Brandreth - The One to One Show

  • 4 stars

Gyles and the stars he's met - one to one. From politics and show business to the Queen and 'Countdown', without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation) Gyles delivers a dazzling sixty minutes of wit, wordplay and hilarious name-dropping. He's previously scored multiple five-stars and won the Most Popular…