Former MP Gyles Brandreth invites Miley Cyrus to Stevenage gig

Gyles Brandreth
Gyles Brandreth

Lovers of the English language might be in for an unexpected treat when they visit a show hosted by a former MP.

A chance encounter with the pop star Miley Cyrus led to Gyles Brandreth inviting her to the show.

He said: “I met Miley in a lift at the BBC. She is famous for her twerking.

“She seemed to think she had invented the word. I told her twerking was what’s known as a portmanteau word, combining two words in one, and has been around since the early 1800s.

“It’s a mix of twist and jerk. She kindly said she’d come to see my Word Power show so if you come look out for Miley.”

If you go along to Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Sunday May 29 then you might see her.

He added: “A two-hour show that takes you on a roller-coaster ride around the amazing world of words.

“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.

The show starts at 5pm. Visit to book.