Tom Stoppard

How Tom Stoppard foretold what we’re living through

9 May 2020 9:00 am

A TV play by Tom Stoppard, A Separate Peace, was broadcast live on Zoom last Saturday. I watched as my…

A brilliant, unrevivable undertaking: Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt reviewed

15 February 2020 9:00 am

History will record Leopoldstadt as Tom Stoppard’s Schindler’s List. His brilliant tragic-comic play opens in the Jewish quarter of Vienna…

‘I aspire to write for posterity’: An interview with Tom Stoppard

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Sir Tom Stoppard is Britain’s — perhaps the world’s — leading playwright. Born Tomas Straussler in Zlin, Czechoslovakia, in 1937,…

Miranda Richardson in Robert Wilson’s 1996 production of Orlando for the EIF

Show up and show off

29 July 2017 9:00 am

The Edinburgh Festival was founded as a response to war. The inaugural event, held in 1947, was the brainchild of…

What stopped Stoppard?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Two programmes this week presented two radically different world views, or rather ways of life. Aditya Chakrabortty’s series for Radio…

Corbyn’s turn on Today was as graceful and twinkle-toed as Bowie himself

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Some might say that Jeremy Corbyn is cloth-eared, tone-deaf, socially inept but on Monday morning, as the death of the…

Carly Bawden as Alice and Joshua Lacey as the White Rabbit

Damon Albarn’s wonder.land will not succeed at the National. It might work in Vegas

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris present a musical version of Alice in Wonderland. A challenging enterprise even if they’d stuck…

What Samsung’s new TVs owe to Jeremy Bentham

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Watching brief Samsung warned users of its voice-activated televisions that what they said in front of the TV could be…

Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem review: too clever by half

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Big event. A new play from Sir Tom. And he tackles one of philosophy’s oldest and crunchiest issues, which varsity…

Taki: Ugly people build ugly things — look at New York and London

2 November 2013 9:00 am

New York Hot money from China, India, Russia and Singapore is pouring into London; hotter money from the same countries…

Come over here, Tom Stoppard

19 October 2013 9:00 am

David Blackburn talks to Gwyneth Williams,who wants to revitalise Radio 4’s coverage of the arts

Tom Stoppard’s Pink Floyd play gives Radio 2 a dark side

31 August 2013 9:00 am

How many listeners, I wonder, actually tuned in to Darkside as it went out on air on Radio 2, after…