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Gyles Brandreth (Bound & Gagged Comedy)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

Gyles Brandreth may have been looking for happiness, but it was his audience that found it, in this masterfully orchestrated comedy show. Consisting of an eclectic collection of advice and anecdotes, and with more names dropped than you can imagine, the ex-MP guided his audience through humanity’s everlasting search for happiness, as well as his own. With his grand theatrical voice and gestures, he considered the heavyweight topics of psychology, sex, age and death in an often hilarious, occasionally very moving fashion. This show is intellectual yet gossipy, simple yet profound; a personal and biographical tour de force that is a real pleasure to watch. Don’t miss out on this unlikely guru’s seven secrets to happiness!

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 14), 4.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Isobel Steer]