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
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
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sportNapoli 2 Arsenal 0: Gunners must now face either Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in knock-out stages
musicAs Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their classics, why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for 20 years?
theatreAuthor Daniel Rosenthal recalls the mishaps that almost brought the curtain down on the likes of John Gielgud and Diana Rigg
filmFilm producers sue Warner Bros for $75m over Hobbit films
lifeAs the Royal Mail plans to phase out deliveries on two wheels, it's no wonder posties are in a spin
musicThe 21-year-old beat Ella Eyre and Chlöe Howl to win the honour
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
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