Gyles Brandreth delights audience at FramSoc

Unknown-6Elusive, fleeting, relative, intensely personal; we were all challenged to consider the various guises of happiness as we sat in the Headmaster Porter Theatre last night engrossed by the preview performance of Gyles Brandreth’s new one-man show, Looking For Happiness.

Of course it was very funny indeed, littered with examples of outrageous name-dropping, topical references and including audience participation but the comedy was also allowed to breathe, increasing its impact, in those moments when the mood was subtly and expertly changed to invite us to ponder and reflect on how happiness can be discovered in the most unlikely of our experiences.

If this was a ‘work in progress’ then audiences at the Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent UK tour are going to leave their theatres happily delighted by what they receive from this truly masterful raconteur.


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