Fringe Focus: The joy of theatrical box-sets

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Anyone who has lost a weekend watching an entire box set of Homeland, Breaking Bad or The West Wing knows the dangerously addictive quality the TV episodic structure can have. Radio also plays this game – who hasn’t been left clinging to a cliff hanger desperate for next week’s instalment of The Archers? But what about live art? Excitingly, it appears theatre companies are getting in on the act and serializing theatre. To read more go here.

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Fringe Focus: As one stage door closes, another opens

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Paul Rattray and Sam Hazeldine in Ditch at Old Vic Tunnels. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Paul Rattray and Sam Hazeldine in Ditch at Old Vic Tunnels. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Fans of cross-cultural venues were given a shock this month when the closures of Stoke Newington International Airport (STK) and the Old Vic Tunnels were announced within days of each other.

These two organisations have fed a demand for eclectic programming in unexpected locations and for those of us who like their culture adventurous and off the beaten track, the news seemed like a major blow. But is our bemoaning of the end simply indicative of a lack of confidence on our part about what may take their place in the future? To read more go here