They say all political careers end in tears. In Old Bedalian Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip returns to the Lupton Hall with his new one-man show Break a Leg! - a celebration of all things theatrical, with a special Bedalian twist.  This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known and the theatre stories that have made him laugh – and, occasionally, cry.  Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a happy hour of wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping – running from Oscar Wilde (Bedalian parent) to Laurence Olivier and beyond.  

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Gyles knew John Badley (and was beaten by him at Scrabble most Wednesday afternoons) so if you want to shake a hand that shook the hand that created Bedales, this is your chance.  

The John Badley Foundation offers financial support through full bursaries for talented young people, whose family circumstances mean that a Bedales education would otherwise be out of reach.  When the time comes to fund the full school fees for a bursary recipient, Bedales School will cover half of the costs, so every penny raised for the JBF will be doubled. The John Badley Foundation is a Registered Charity, Number 1138332

  • Incredibly funny, wildly indiscreet
    Daily Mail

  • Very funny
    The Sunday Times

  • Brilliant. A serious talent for making people laugh
    Daily Mirror

  • A dead-pan comic to rival Jack Dee
    Daily Mirror