Alan Bennett

11 People From Yorkshire We Should All Be Thankful For Gracing This World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

Yorkshire Day is upon us once again, a day to celebrate everything that’s great about the region modestly known as God’s Own County. And if you we...

Alan Bennett Admits 'Loathing' Boris Johnson And Asks Why He Was Not Raised 'To Tell The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK

Award-winning playwright Alan Bennett has revealed his disdain for Boris Johnson. Speaking to the Radio Times Christmas issue, the anti-Brexit Yorkshi...

'Steve Jobs' and 'The Lady in the Van' - Reviews

Roger Crow | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Sadly it speaks volumes that Jobs saving a piece of digital art from his daughter after years of estrangement feels strangely empty. It's hard to emote over something saved to a hard drive rather than hand crafted.

Caroline Frost

Star Admits: 'I Couldn't Have Done What Alan Bennett Did' | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s an extraordinary story but strangely true – how writer Alan Bennett came across an eccentric homeless woman living out of her van in his gent...

A Small Selection of Alan Bennett's Sexts

Dale Shaw | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

"Hello. If you can see your way clear, I was of a mind to have a bit of a set-to later. You know, sex-wise. If you should fancy it. I can probably accommodate between 3 and 4.30 roughly. After that a man's coming round to adjust my aerial. BBC Two has not been itself since the departure of Jeremy Paxman."

Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks

Jason Holmes | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke for us all. We, like James, take refuge in words, bathing in the salve of their sound, of English used with precision and intent...

Is William Hague The Greatest Living Yorkshireman? Here's 10 Other Options

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Is William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? More than the tax cuts, or the spending slashes, it was David Cameron's assertion that the former F...

Moors Murderer's Missing Victim: 'Fresh Search' Claims 'Untrue'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Claims a new search is about to begin for the only victim of the Moors Murderers whose body was never found have been rubbished, as his family urge pe...

I Don't Have a Cause

Paul Hewitt | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Paul Hewitt

I don't have a cause and it feels slightly problematic. By cause, I mean a thing that happens, exists or acts in such a way that something specific happens as a result. I am not a producer of an effect and further to this I'm not apart of a community.

Immigration: What UK Politicians Must Learn From the Hoover-Free Flights Fiasco

Hugh Salmon | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

As an independent candidate at the last UK general election in 2010, it was only when canvassing started that I realised that, overwhelmingly, immigration was the most important issue concerning the voting public.

A Who's Who of the Edinburgh Festival

Daniel Parker | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Parker

It's that time of year again; Edinburgh is ablaze with art, theatre, and music from around the world. For the month of August, Edinburgh is the culture capital of the world, as thousands of musicians, street-performers, actors, comedians, authors, and artists demonstrate their art at various venues across the city.

British Theatrical Invasion in NY's Sweltering Heat

Larry Jaffee | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

As long as there are boards to tread on both sides of the Atlantic, you can be sure a British-American theatrical exchange will be going on in New York.

Discovering Auden

Paul Hewitt | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Hewitt

Wystan Hugh Auden, born on 21 February 1907 in England, later an American citizen, was regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th cen...

'Being Fondled By Old Men As A Child Didn't Scar Me'

PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

laywright Alan Bennett has told how "old gentlemen" fondled his legs when he was a child but that he was not "scarred". The History Boys writer tol...

Theatre Banking On Bennett For Next Hit

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | Home

National Theatre bosses are hoping for another West End hit after announcing Alan Bennett's double bill Hymn/Cocktail Sticks will have a 12-week run a...

Star-Studded Campaign Group Fail To Prevent Library Closures

Posted 18.02.2012 | Home

A list of high-profile campaigners including playwright Alan Bennett, authors Zadie Smith and Philip Pullman and musicians Nick Cave, Depeche Mode and...