Sunday 01 December 1996
Richard Eyre, artistic director of the National Theatre, arguing against future cuts in arts funding, London Evening Standard
What can I say? Yeah. Mmmm. Too, too much. Mmmm.
Turner Prize-winner Douglas Gordon kicks off his acceptance speech
When I read my part, I thought: My God, she's a stripper deluxe. I was asked if that was a problem, you know, exposing myself. I says, "Well, I don't think it'll be a problem to me, but it might be to the cameraman trying to hold a camera and a sick bag at the same time."
Crissy Rock, actress, on her forthcoming appearing in Brazen Hussies, Time Out
This will be the most important thing I'll ever write.
Jimmy McGovern, writer of Hillsborough, Radio Times
I can't play two notes in succession, but one's enough to sample.
Techno star Aphex Twin on his musical abilities, Independent
We're against showy, decorative theatre and also against the idea that to be radical you have to shock, shock, shock. The dramatists here are trying to be radically intelligent, radically humane, radically generous.
Dominic Dromgoole, director, on new work at the Old Vic, Times
Because I was married to a man eveyone thinks is handsome, a heart-throb, it made me feel unworthy. In the company of women who were ready to drop their knickers, I felt very insecure.
Alex Kingston, actress, on her soon-to-be-ex-husband Ralph Fiennes, Daily Telegraph
I think stage plays are one of the easiest art forms. Just get the dialect, a bit of a story and a couple of nice characters and you're away.
Martin McDonagh, author of the prize-winnning The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Time Out
Life & Style blogs
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 2 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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