GO “Off Ramps” with actor and comedian Michael Brandon, at the Malvern Festival Theatre.

Audiences hears about his journey, from Brooklyn to Britain via Hollywood, and he promises “hilarious tales along the way”.

A spokesman said: “He ‘lifts the lid,’ on various showbiz personalities including ex-wife and actress Lindsay Wagner, better known as the Bionic Woman, Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Tony Curtis and Kim Novak, to name a few. The show launched last year to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival.

“Michael became well known in the UK for his part in the 80s TV show Dempsey and Makepeace, which propelled him to heartthrob status. Since then he has appeared in a variety of shows and in 2004 was nominated for an Olivier as Best Actor in a Musical for the West End run of Jerry Springer, The Opera. On screen he has starred in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Catherine Tate Show, Tracey (Ullman) Breaks The News and four seasons as Elliot Salad in the hit comedy Episodes, alongside Matt LeBlanc.”

The spokesman added: “Inspired by the great comedian George Burns who suggested that Michael should do stand-up, he has finally decided to do just that.

He said: “Off Ramps takes you on an intimate and funny journey through my life, which includes fifty years in show business.”

The date for the diary is Thursday May 24.

Tickets on 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk