Sir Tom Stoppard: ‘Cancel tradition has eroded free speech’

Sir Tom Stoppard is one in every of Britain’s best dwelling playwrights.

His feats of mental brilliance, wit and downright cleverness have saved audiences enthralled for many years, ever since he hit the massive time along with his absurdist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Lifeless in 1967.

His newest play Leopoldstadt opened to nice acclaim at first of 2020 and shut simply 7 weeks later when the pandemic compelled the closure of theatres.

Sir Tom talks to Newsnight about cancel tradition and why he feels he “should” write one other play.

Leopoldstadt returns to London’s Wyndhams Theatre on 7 August.

Updated: August 7, 2021 — 12:08 PM

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