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

Sir Tom Stoppard is one of Britain’s biggest living playwrights.

His feats of intellectual brilliance, wit and downright cleverness have held audiences enthralled for decades, ever since he hit the major time with his absurdist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Useless in 1967.

His most recent perform Leopoldstadt opened to good acclaim at the begin of 2020 and shut just 7 months later when the pandemic pressured the closure of theatres.

Sir Tom talks to Newsnight about cancel tradition and why he feels he “need to” produce a different perform.

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

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