Something Rhymes with Purple, Fortune Theatre

Something Rhymes with Purple Tickets

Fortune Theatre, London
Booking to 19 February 2023
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About Something Rhymes with Purple

Spend an afternoon with Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent

Delve into a world of words with Something Rhymes with Purple on Stage based on Gyles Brandreth and Susie Dent’s award-winning podcast. Spend an afternoon with Gyles and Susie in this monthly West End residency at the Fortune Theatre.

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 runs until 19 February 2023 at the Fortune Theatre, London.

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More about Susie Dent

Susie Dent is an English lexicographer, etymologist, author and media personality. She currently co-hosts the podcast Something Rhymes With Purple with Giles Brandreth and appears on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, a post-watershed comedy version of the show presented by comedian Jimmy Carr. She has appeared in “Dictionary Corner” on the Channel 4 game show Countdown since 1992. Susie also posts, much followed Twitter social ‘word of the day’.

More about Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth in an English broadcaster, writer and former politician.

Brandreth has appeared in the Dictionary Corner on the game show Countdown, QI, Have I Got News for You, Room 101, The Gadget Show, TV-am’s Good Morning Britain and is a contributor to the BBC’s early evening programme The One Show. He appeared in series 1 & 2 of Celebrity Goggle Box and the two-episode series fo Great Canal Journeys.

Since the 1970s, Brandreth has written books for adults and children about Scrabble, words, puzzles and jokes, and co-founded the Games & Puzzles magazine. He has also written fiction and books on the royal family. He was a Conservative member of parliament from 1992 to 1997.


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 19 February 2023
Running time
1 hour 50 minutes (including an interval)
Performance days
Matinees: Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Venue Information

Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1

Ticket Information

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