I'm a bit suspicious of solo artists. I'd hate to think of m'self as one of those phonies down the front on me own.

Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, Time Out

I would like to hit the audience that thinks the West End is middle- aged.

Cameron Mackintosh, producer of `The Fix', Telegraph

I'm of the school that says your previews are where you get it right. And if you can't they'll give it bad reviews and you'll close. That's the deal.

Cameron Mackintosh, ibid

I want people to say, `I know what it's like to feel that much pain.'

Jeremy Sams, director of the `Marat/Sade', Times

I'll sob and tear lumps out of their cheeks. Then I'll go round to their houses and murder their dogs.

Jenny Eclair, comedienne, on the possibility of bad reviews for `Steaming', Independent

Any new building carries its own disappointments. It always takes two years for people to stop moaning that it isn't as good as what went before.

Dominic Dromgoole, on the prospect of moving to the Royal Court, Guardian

If you're serious and professional, and you both know what you're doing, you don't need 70 lawyers to draw up a contract ... a napkin is enough.

Menachem Golan, film director, on signing a contract with Jean-Luc Godard, Independent

I love it, it's unique, far more important than the Oscars.

Menachem Golan, on Cannes, ibid