Gyles Brandreth

Funniest joke of the Fringe winner revealed
By Editorial Staff
Darren Walsh's joke about mobiles overcame competition including a 12-year-old girl
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch gets camera shy, searching for Sylvie
'Even in this festival cocoon, the talk is of Bendy's Hamlet and the absurd goings-on at the Barbican'
The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre)
David Suchet's Lady Bracknell struggles to raise laughs in Adrian Noble's revival
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's Birthday as Branagh unfurls West End flag
The Bard's big day prompts thoughts of exciting new seasons from Kenneth Branagh and Matthew Warchus
Michael Coveney: Summer treats with Noël Coward and seaside piers; RIP Peter Whelan
Our chief critic enjoys a leading Coward interpreter and reflects on the death of the writer of The Accrington Pals
Bathhouse the Musical (Above the Stag)
By Mel West
It may lack some polish, but Bathhouse the Musical strikes just the right balance between steam and froth
20 Questions with... Gyles Brandreth
By Editorial Staff
Gyles Brandreth's 'play with music' Now We Are Sixty, about the life of Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne, is being revived at the King's Head Theatre in Islington, where it opens on Sunday (8 September)
Michael Coveney: No laughing matters, with jokes, in Edinburgh
There are five star reviews all round for Grounded at the Traverse, Nirbhaya at the Assembly Hall - and for my old friend Gyles Brandreth at the PLeasance Courtyard. Which ...