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An Evening with Gyles Brandreth, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Saturday.


By Newsdesk Bury


To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Beckett Investment Management Group who are long term sponsors of the Theatre Royal, funded this show for their clients.

The company also made tonight as a fundraising event for the theatre.

Gyles Brandreth. (2694432)
Gyles Brandreth. (2694432)

Gyles Brandreth is a jack of all trades and definitely a master of them all. Comedian, former MP and regular guest of various radio and TV shows, there is no end to his talents. His stage presence is gargantuan, with words and thoughts to match.

Think of him as an intellectual stand-up comedian, as he will smile as you laugh at his jokes and stories.

He talked fondly and in detail of his early days in the theatre and of the famous people he learned from, yet this was not name-dropping, merely sharing the joy of the experiences.

On a practical, fun note, Gyles described how posture and diction is important, inviting the audience to join in warm-up exercises.

There was never a dull moment and it gave you an appetite to learn even more.

ROBERT WRIGHT



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