Andrew Doyle is a writer, comedian and political satirist. He is the creator of Titania McGrath, a radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest. Titania’s books are Woke: A Guide to Social Justice and My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism, both 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 co-wrote the satirical character Jonathan Pie for three years, during which time he co-wrote two live tours, a mockumentary for BBC3, sketches for television and radio, numerous viral videos, and a book (Jonathan Pie: Off the Record).
He has written many plays and musicals for the stage. His critically-acclaimed political drama Borderland (published by Oberon Books) 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. His musicals include adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough), Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), and Tony Macaulay’s Paperboy (Lyric Theatre, Belfast). He is currently collaborating with singer/songwriter Duke Special on adaptations of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Tony Macaulay’s Breadboy. He is also developing a new musical, The Guinea Pig Club, with musician Craig Adams.
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. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast. 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 also a columnist for Spiked magazine, and has also written articles for numerous other publications including the Spectator, the Sunday Times, the Sun, the Telegraph, Quillette, UnHerd, the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday. He is a panellist on The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4) and appears on Sky News every fortnight to review the day’s top news stories.