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Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth presents an entertaining evening of theatrical mishaps and missed cues, indiscreet asides and dramatic first nights, with anecdotes taken from his new anthology. From the most haphazard of touring company to the West End and Broadway, from the age of Shakespeare through to Judi Dench, the stories cover all aspects of the theatrical experience. Actors, playwrights, prompters, producers and critics past and present all play a part. As does the audience. Funny, cringe-worthy, witty, and wise, it’s the ultimate anthology of theatrical anecdotes, and the perfect evening for theatre-lovers. Enjoy the show!

About the Author:

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, and former MP who, over forty years, has worked in the theatre as an actor and producer. He is a reporter on the BBC’s The One Show, a regular on Radio 4’s Just A Minute, and has appeared on Have I Got News For You, QI and Countdown. He is the editor of the Oxford Book of Humorous Quotations, president of the Oscar Wilde Society, founder of the national Poetry Together project, and Chancellor of the University of Chester

Kindly sponsored by Guildford Arts

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Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We’re following the official government guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic to make sure we’re Covid-secure.

Measures that we have put in place, include:

  • Reduced visitor numbers.
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