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Gyles Brandreth: Break A Leg tour comes to the Lincoln New Theatre Royal

Bound and Gagged Comedy presents Gyles Brandreth: Break A Leg! Further UK tour dates announced:  12th September 2021 – 15th June 2022

After a hugely successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 and a sell-out 2019 UK tourGyles Brandreth is taking his one-man show, Break A Leg!, back on the road and to a whole host of new venues across the UK from September until June 2022.

Actor, author, ex-MP, broadcaster, and now acclaimed stand-up comedian, Brandreth’s show is a riotous celebration of all things theatrical. This 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), in Break A Leg! joyful Just A Minute regular 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 simply 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. So, book now for these new 2020 dates before he sells out again!


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, coming out in September 2019, is about the power, pleasure and importance of learning poetry by heart: Dancing by the Light of the Moon


Presented by Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent, Something Rhymes With Purple started in March 2019 and has now had over 1 million listeners. Each episode invites listeners to enhance their vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. Susie and Gyles delve into topics based on language, peppering the show with insights and fun facts. The podcast is available to download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast providers.

What the press have said about Gyles Brandreth’s 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

Website: www.gylesbrandreth.net/ | Twitter: @GylesB1 | Instagram: @GylesBrandreth


25th July 2021Basingstoke, The Haymarket
www.anvilarts.org.uk / 01256 844244

12th September 2021Worcester, Huntingdon Hall
www.worcesterlive.co.uk / 01905 611 427

17th September 2021London, The Cadogan Hall
www.cadoganhall.com / 020 7730 4500

18th September 2021Crewe, The Lyceum Theatre
www.crewelyceum.co.uk / 01270 368242

27th September 2021Camberley, The Camberley Theatre
www.cammberleytheatre.co.uk / 0176 707600

3rd October 2021Walsall, 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 2022London, Leicester Square
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com / 020 7734 2222

2nd April 2022London, Leicester Square
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com / 020 7734 2222

3rd April 2022Wellingborough, The Castle Theatre
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/castle-theatre / 01933 270007

4th April 2022 – Kingston, Rose Theatre
www.rosetheatre.org / 020 8174 0090                            

9th April 2022 – Harrogate, The Harrogate Theatre
www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk / 01423 502116

10th April 2022High Wycombe, The Swan Theatre
www.wycombeswan.co.uk / 01494 512000

14th April 2022Southport, Atkinson Arts Centre
www.theatkinson.co.uk  / 01704 533333

16th April 2022 –  Buxton, The Opera House
www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk / 01298 72190

17th April 2022Bury St. Edmunds, The Apex
www.theapex.co.uk / 01284 758000

22nd April 2022Chelmsford, The Civic Theatre
www.chelmsford.gov.uk / 01245 605 505

23rd April 2022Exeter, The Corn Exchange
www.exetercornexchange.co.uk / 01392 665938

24th April 2022 –  Torquay, Babbacombe Theatre
www.babbacombe-theatre.com / 01803 328 385

1st May 2022Wimborne, The Tivoli Theatre
www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk / 01202 849103

6th May 2022Taunton, Taunton Brewhouse
www.thebrewhouse.net / 01823 283 244 

7th May 2022 – Reading, The Hexagon
www.readingarts.com/hexagon/ 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/whats-on-in-launceston-town-hall / 01566 773693

22nd May 2022 – Plymouth, The Red House Theatre
www.plymouthschoolofcreativearts.co.uk/the-red-house/ / 01752 221927  

27th May 2022Nottingham, 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 2022Leeds, City Varieties Music Halls
www.cityvarieties.co.uk / 0113 243 0808

30th May 2022Broxbourne, The Spotlight
www.broxbourne.gov.uk/thespotlight / 01992 441946

1st June 2022 – Newbury, Corn Exchange
 www.cornexchangenew.com / 0845 5218 218

5th June 2022  – Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre
www.octagon-theatre.co.uk / 01935 422884

6th June 2022Richmond, Richmond Theatre
www.atgtickets.com / 0333 009 6690

12th June 2022St Albans, Alban Arena
www.alban-arena.co.uk / 01727 844488

www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk / 01522 519999

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