Alan Bennett: Parents would have been distressed about my sexuality

Playwright Alan Bennett has revealed he never told his parents he was gay because he “just didn’t see the point of that”. Bennett, 81, who is in a 23-year relationship with World Of Interiors editor Rupert Thomas, believes learning about his sexuality would have been painful for his late parents Lilian and Walter. He told the Guardian Weekend magazine: “It would have distressed both of them. People talk about coming out to their parents, and I just didn’t see the point of that. “In my case, coming out about what?…

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