Novelist, actor, ex MP, podcaster and best-selling biographer Gyles Brandreth just can’t stop talking as he returns to the stage this summer.  Kicking off his tour at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the jumper-loving This Morning star, has been burbling and babbling since he was a baby. The award-winning raconteur, wordsmith and verbivore, who holds be the world record for the longest-ever after-dinner speech (12 and a half hours!) suffers from logorrhea and in his hilarious new one-man show he is trying to work out why..   

From 40 years on Radio 4’s Just A Minute to 4 years on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox, he can’t keep his mouth shut.  He even talks in his sleep.  What’s it all about?  He’s going to tell you – because this is his life story: a roller-coaster of tales and revelations from his unlikely life in showbusiness and politics.  There will be surprises too (for him and you) when the audience spins a wheel to decide what he’s going to talk about next.  


A former Oxford Scholar, President of the Oxford Union and MP for the City of Chester, Gyles Brandreth’s career has ranged from being a Whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major’s government to starring in his own award-winning musical revue in London’s West End.  

A prolific broadcaster, Gyles has appeared on QIHave I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?Pointless and is a reporter and presenter for The One Show (BBC 1), as well as Dictionary Corner’s most frequent resident on Countdown(Channel 4). On stage he has appeared most recently in Hamlet and The Importance of Being Earnest.  He is the Chancellor of the University of Chester, a columnist for The Oldie and the author of seven Victorian murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde as his detective now published in 22 countries around the world. His Sunday Times best-sellers include a biography of Elizabeth II, Word PlayThe 7 Secrets of Happiness, and, most recently, his autobiography, Odd Boy Out.

He’s won the Audience Award for Most Popular Show on the Fringe, multiple 5-star reviews and every time he’s been to Edinburgh his shows have sold out. 

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Show:                         Gyles Brandreth: Cant’ Stop Talking!!!
Dates:                            2nd – 27th August 
Time:                          4:00pm
Venue:                        Assembly George Square – Gordon Aikman Theatre
Address:                    32 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
Price:                          Previews: £11/ £12 Weekends £22/ £21 Weekdays £18/ £17
Box Office:       /  

Tour Dates

1 Sept 2023              St Albans                  Arena
3 Sept 2023              Buxton                      Opera House           
6 Sept 2023              Yeovil                         Westlands    
10 Sept 2023            Cardiff                       New Theatre
19 Sept 2023            Chatham                   Central Theatre       
20 Sept 2023            Guildford                  G Live            
22 Sept 2023            Eastbourne             Congress      
23 Sept 2023            Northampton           Royal and Derngate          
26 Sept 2023            Harrogate                 Theatre          
29 Sept 2023            Poole                         Lighthouse                                      
1 Oct 2023                Reading                    Hexagon       
3 Oct 2023                Birmingham             Town Hall     
4 Oct 2023                Chester                     Storyhouse  
6 Oct 2023                Colchester               Charter Hall
8 Oct 2023                Canterbury               Marlowe        
18 Oct 2023              Nottingham             Playhouse    
20 Oct 2023              Tunbridge Wells     Trinity Theatre        
22 Oct 2023              Basingstoke             The Anvil                              
17 Jan 2024             Chichester               Festival Theatre  

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