Andrew Doyle is a writer, comedian, and one of the UK’s foremost political satirists. He is the creator of internet sensation Titania McGrath, a radical intersectionalistpoet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest. Titania’s first book, Woke: A Guide to Social Justice,has recently been published by Constable.
As a stand-up, Andrew has written and performed seven live shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, four of which transferred to the Soho Theatre in London. In 2019, he toured the UK with Friendly Fire, a new stand-up show produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainments. He is the co-founder of Comedy Unleashed, London’s free-thinking comedy night.
Andrew’s credits for BBC television include Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio (co-writer), Jonathan Pie’s American Pie (co-writer) and Nazi Pug: Joke or Hate? (producer). He has also co-written numerous Jonathan Pie sketches for the Australian television show The Weekly, as well as multiple viral videos and two sell-out live national tours over his three years as co-writer of the Jonathan Pie character.
He has written many plays and musicals for the stage. His critically-acclaimed political drama Borderland, set in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland, was produced by 7:84 Theatre Company for a national tour of Scotland, and was recently revived for a production at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. It was published by Oberon Books. Other stage plays include Cockfight (Canal Café Theatre, London), Shamlet (King’s Head Theatre, London), Death in Greenwich (Pleasance Theatre, London) and Darker Side Down (Arad Goch Theatre, Aberystwyth).
Andrew has written a number of musicals with composer Craig Adams, including adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Carlo Collodi’sThe Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough), and Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough). Andrew and Craig are currently collaborating on a new musical, The Guinea Pig Club, in association with Perfect Pitch, the UK’s foremost company dedicated to producing new musical theatre.
Recently he adapted Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and Tony Macaulay’s Paperboy for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in collaboration with platinum-selling singer/songwriter Duke Special. Paperboy will run again at the Lyric Theatre next year. Andrew and Duke Special are currently working on an adaptation of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, also for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
Andrew’s radio plays for the BBC include: Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends, The Second Mr Bailey, Poster Girl, and Reacher’s Point.
Andrew has a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where he was also a part-time lecturer. In addition to academic articles and book reviews, Andrew has edited new editions of novels by Forrest Reid and Stephen Gilbert, published by Valancourt Books. He is currently working on a biography of Forrest Reid.
He is also a columnist for Spiked magazine, and has also written articles for numerous other publications including the Sun, the Telegraph, Quillette, UnHerd, theDaily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. He regularly speaks at the annual ‘Battle of Ideas’ at the Barbican Centre in London, and for the past year has appeared on Sky News every fortnight to review the day’s top news stories.