Gyles Brandreth supports John Badley Foundation

By Lorraine Galliers, Development Manager
Gyles Brandreth, OB, has successfully turned his hand to many different skills during his professional life – from television presenting, to being an MP, to penning bestselling books, and expounding his memorable anecdotes as an after-dinner speaker.

Bedales School

However, during December, he unleashed his newest talent as a female impersonator to tackle Oscar Wilde’s most fearsome dame, Lady Bracknell, in a new musical version of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Riverside Studios in London. Keen to support the John Badley Foundation, Gyles organised subsidised tickets to the hit show in Hammersmith, followed by a reception afterwards. Around 50 OBs, parents and friends made the trip to London to be entertained by Gyles and a very talented cast, followed by some festive mulled wine and mince pies – and the chance to chat to the cast and crew. Our huge thanks to Gyles and his team for their support.



Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music school. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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