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Delve into a world of words with Something Rhymes with Purple on Stage based on Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent’s award-winning podcast. Expect theatrical antics from the show’s affable hosts as they bring their infectious love of words to the stage with all the trademark repartee and wordplay of the podcast. Combining much-loved podcast segments including ‘Susie’s Trio’, Gyles’ poetry, the bizarre origins of sayings, lots of myth busting and a deep dive into our language and expressions, each show will focus on a different theme and will be recorded to make up special live episodes of the podcast. Uncover the hidden origins of language, understand how and why we use the words we use, enhance your vocabulary, and test your knowledge with two of the wittiest and finest wordsmiths.
Something Rhymes with Purple is coming to London’s Fortune Theatre in the form of an exciting new live production. The fan-favourite Something Rhymes with Purple podcast is now a live show, featuring hosts Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent as they bring their love of words and wordplay to the stage. Join them on this exciting linguistic adventure to learn more about the words we use and why we use them and test your vocabulary with two of Britain’s most respected wordsmiths.
Something Rhymes with Purple is now booking at London’s Fortune Theatre until February 2023. Book your Something Rhymes with Purple play London tickets on Stagedoor now for a warm, witty evening of entertainment.
See the popular podcast Something Rhymes with Purple onstage at the Fortune Theatre. Something Rhymes with Purple won gold for Best Entertainment at the British Podcast Awards in 2020 and has more than 200 episodes and an array of glowing reviews to its name. Its hosts, Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dents, take fans on linguistic adventures, discovering the origins of words, the unspoken foundations of language, and new ways in which to express ourselves.
Now Something Rhymes with Purple is a new play in London, inviting audiences to go on this adventure live with their favourite wordsmiths. The show will include everything fans love about the Something Rhymes with Purple podcast, such as popular segments like Gyles’ poetry and ‘Susie’s Trio’. The Something Rhymes with Purple play London will have a unique subject every night, meaning that no two shows will be exactly the same. You won’t want to miss this – secure your Something Rhymes with Purple tickets now.
Susie Dent is an English lexicographer and etymologist. Since 1992, she has appeared in “Dictionary Corner” on Countdown, and she also appears on its comedy cousin, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. She is the longest serving member of Countdown’s current on-screen team, having made more than 4,500 appearances. As of 2016, Dent is also honorary vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
Gyles Brandreth is a presenter, journalist and author who makes regular appearances on Countdown and The One Show. He is an ex-presenter of Good Morning Britain and a frequent guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme Just A Minute. Brandreth has appeared in the Dictionary Corner on Countdown more than 300 times, making more appearances than any other guest on the show.
The Something Rhymes with Purple podcast is bound to deliver a fantastic live show, full of discovery, wordplay and top tier entertainment. Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth are an electric team and theatregoers can be assured that the two of them will host a wonderful evening. For those who are religious fans of the Something Rhymes with Purple podcast to those who have a passing interest in the history of language, there’s something for everyone in this exciting new live show. Book your Something Rhymes with Purple tickets today.