Robert Gore-Langton

Terence Rattigan’s greatest secret wasn’t his homosexuality

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton reveals another hidden side of the playwright Terence Rattigan

The way we were: Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Queen Margaret, with Donald Sinden and cast members, in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Wars of the Roses’, Stratford, 1963

Shakespeare's Wars of the Roses is being staged without a single black actor. So what?

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Trevor Nunn is staging Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses without a single black actor. So what, says Robert Gore-Langton

Tides of wealth: Polzeath beach

Would Betjeman recognise anything about today’s north Cornwall?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In a documentary filmed at the end of his life, Sir John Betjeman, who lived in the village of Trebetherick…

‘The plan was to pour the apple juice into an oak hogshead, freshly emptied of its whisky’

The birth of a barrel of cider

6 December 2014 9:00 am

The fabulous October weather is now just a memory but it made for a golden, old-fashioned apple day down in…

John Gielgud prepares to play Prospero in the Old Vic’s production of The Tempest in 1930

A brown-noser's history of the Old Vic and National Theatre

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The moment Waterloo Bridge was planned across the Thames, a new theatre to serve the transpontine coach trade was inevitable.…

A figure of envy for much of male Middle England: Michael Rudman, with Felicity Kendal

I’m disappointed this director didn’t plunge the knife into Dustin Hoffman

27 September 2014 8:00 am

At the age of 75, the theatre director Michael Rudman has got around to his memoirs, their title taken from…

Indiscretions from two veteran producers

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Duncan Weeldon and Paul Elliott about the good old days – and getting shafted

Julian Mitchell with Rob Callender rehearsing ‘Another Country’

Julian Mitchell on Another Country: ‘I based it on my fury and anger and I wrote it fast and it flowed'

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Julian Mitchell about the painful roots of his hit play Another Country

The 'detestable, bombastic, egocentric' detective — Hercule Poirot lives on

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on our love for fictional detectives — and especially Poirot

'You can't handle the truth!' — the greatest courtroom dramas of all time

9 November 2013 9:00 am

As a new production of Twelve Angry Men opens in the West End, Robert Gore-Langton names his favourite courtroom dramas

Ta-ra, Dame Edna — Barry Humphries bids goodbye to his chattier half

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Barry Humphries, alter ego of the gigastar Dame Edna

Incurable Shakespeare nut: Greg Doran

Gregory Doran interview: 'I wanted some big hitters,' says the RSC's new supremo

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton meets Gregory Doran, new artistic director at the RSC

Tell me a story! Anne Fine, Amanda Mitichison, Terence Blacker and Keith Crossley-Holland on the joy - and importance - of reading aloud

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on Oxford’s new Story Museum, which aims to put stories into young lives deprived of books

Book of Mormon – religion hits the West End

16 March 2013 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on putting God into musicals

Unacceptable faces

2 February 2013 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on the revival of a play that upset critics when they realised it was written by a woman

Going for a song

15 December 2012 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Eddie Redmayne about awkward sex scenes and his forthcoming role in Les Misérables

The master's lost voice

16 June 2012 6:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Roy Marsden, who is directing a ‘new’ play by Noël Coward

Fairground attraction

17 March 2012 12:00 pm

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Professor Vanessa Toulmin about bringing the 27,000 Volt Girl and five-foot earwigs back into the public eye

A break from posh

25 February 2012 11:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Ed Stoppard, who is about to share the stage with a supermodel

Consumed by Dickens

10 December 2011 11:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Simon Callow, who delights in the sheer surrealism of the novelist’s imagination

Playing Churchill

22 October 2011 5:00 pm

Warren Clarke is the latest in a long line of actors to take the role of the great statesman

Priestley values

11 June 2011 12:00 am

The J.B. Priestley flame is kept alive today by his son Tom, who resides in the same Notting Hill flat he has lived in for more than 50 years.

Wilton’s Music Hall – The good old days

23 April 2011 12:00 am

John Major is half way through a book about the rise and fall of the music hall.

The face of space

9 April 2011 12:00 am

Everyone loved Yuri Gagarin – but he was always a Soviet sideshow

Classy dressing

1 April 2011 1:33 pm

Westminster’s last true luxury