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Gyles Brandreth celebrates Word Power at Leeds City Varieties

Join comedian and Radio 4 regular for 'a carpet ride around the world of words'

Gyles Brandreth brings his show Word Power to Leeds this month

Gyles Brandreth is obsessed with words.

Founder of the National Scrabble Championships, president of the Associated of British Scrabble Players and a formidable contestant on BBC Radio 4's Just A Minute , the writer and broadcaster has spent years writing and performing shows about the power of the written word.

His new show Word Power! has hit the road after a stint at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a stop in Leeds on May 23.

Brandreth's described th show as a 'roller-coaster ride around the amazing world of words'.

He said: "It’s a show that should make you laugh and might even make you cry. It’s based around my lifelong love of words and includes stories from my life in the theatre and politics.

"It’s a show for people who love live theatre and who enjoy listening to Just A Minute or watching QI."

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Brandreth, a former MP, has appeared on The One Show, QI, Have I Got News for You and Room 101, and is booked as one of Britain's busiest after-dinner speakers.

His show promises to explore the power of language — from taking over the world to wooing your soulmate.

Word Power! comes to Leeds City Varieties on Monday May 23.

Tickets cost £20.60-£29.50 and are on sale now.

Book online at cityvarieties.co.uk or call the Box Office on 0113 243 0808.

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