BREAK a Leg! is the title of the latest show from Gyles Brandreth – and it’s coming to Leeds this autumn.

The actor, author, former MP and TV show panellist can be seen the City Varieties on September 2.

A spokesman said: “They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter.

“The star of QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.

“Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.”

Giles’s tour, rescheduled from earlier this year, sold out, the one-man show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe as he related theatre stories that have made him laugh or cry.

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers.

A star of Celebrity Gogglebox, a veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute he has written many books.

These include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and three recent bestsellers: The 7 Secrets of Happiness; his celebration of good English, punctuation, spelling and grammar, Have You Eaten Grandma?; and his anthology of poetry to learn by heart, Dancing by the Light of the Moon. to book tickets.