So – for the first time in years, there’s a Rest Day in Fringe activities. A kerfuffle with FringeTIX saw a trio of shows – all, coincidentally, at The Palace – available for sale; I snaffled a ticket for Morgan & West, but I arrived at the Garden Gates to find a burly security guard turning people away.
Still, it was a prime opportunity to spend some time writing. But instead, I caught up with a dear friend, and then came home and watched the absolutely wonderful 1999 series Coming Soon. Why do I bother mentioning that here? Because Coming Soon is a snippet in the life of a devised theatre group as they struggle for funding, face inner turmoil, and collapse on tour. And the dedication at the end of the show is to fringe theatre artists.
Oh god, I’ve just found it on YouTube… and started watching it all again. So here, for your procrastination, is Coming Soon.
(Unfortunately, I can’t find the rest of the final episode… so there’s no real closure. But I highly recommend seeking it out if you can….)