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Gyles Brandreth - Anything Goes for me and my chums

Regulars | By Gyles Brandreth

Elsa Maxwell (centre), with William Rhinelander Stewart (left) and Cole Porter

Gyles Brandreth extolls the joy of returning to the theatre with Christopher Biggins and Bonnie Langford

In my neck of the woods, it’s back to normal. How’s it with you? On the bus and the London Underground, I am still wearing a mask, but other than that, everything is much as it was before the pandemic struck – except that my office-worker friends really don’t want to return to their offices for more than two days a week and I am suddenly conscious of how very expensive it is to eat out. I am going to the theatre again and loving it. With my chums Christopher Biggins and Bonnie Langford, I went to a packed-to-the-rafters Barbican and we had the night of our lives at a beyond-belief brilliant revival of Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes. ...


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