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Devastating, unviable, admin overload: UK stage companies count cost of Brexit

Brexit or Covid? Hardly a cheerful choice, but when I ask Colette Hansford, executive producer at Hofesh Shechter Company, which will be most decisive for UK theatre and dance companies, she doesn’t hesitate. “Brexit will have the bigger impact because it’s a long-term restriction. We’re a flexible, dynamic sector and can work our way out …

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Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace

Garth Marenghi, serious horror writer and self-described “master of the macabre”, was born in 1950 in east London. Yet it wasn’t until the mid-90s that he first appeared in public, reciting a passage from one of his many horror novels (he’s “one of the few people … who’ve written more books than they’ve read”) at …

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Golden Globes 2021: who will win – and who should win – the TV categories

Ah, the Golden Globes. The much-mocked yet still influential show must go on, despite a pandemic delay, renewed scrutiny on its ethics, and widespread criticism of snubs for black performers (none of the four black-led ensemble films were nominated for best picture, nor was Michaela Coel’s critically beloved I May Destroy You nominated for anything). …

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Medal of dishonour: why do so many people cheat in online video games?

Fall Guys had only been online for two days when it started. This bright, silly multiplayer game, in which rotund Day-Glo bean people race toward a finishing line avoiding giant tumbling fruit pieces – a sort of digital equivalent of a school sports day, albeit a slightly hallucinogenic one – had tens of thousands of …

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Pandemic epics or great escapes? What classic movies might tell us about post-Covid Hollywood

The screenwriter William Goldman cautioned against making predictions in the movie business with the line: “Nobody knows anything.” That said, there is one thing we do know: global events leave their mark on cinema – and things don’t get much bigger than a worldwide pandemic. And not always in the ways you’d expect. So, if …