A Chichester Festival Theatre Production
“Here I am, once again, here I am, here I am, in the darkness, once again”
In a damaged world, four characters search for the light.
Angry, funny, defiant, kind and cruel, Crave is a deeply personal meditation on the meaning of love.
From 31 Oct, a new production of Sarah Kane’s seminal play will be live streamed from Chichester Festival Theatre for eight performances, in partnership with the Royal Court Theatre.
Performed by Erin Doherty, Alfred Enoch, Wendy Kweh and Jonathan Slinger, this unique production will feature a sensory sound and videoscape created by director Tinuke Craig, designer Alex Lowde, lighting designer Joshua Pharo, film designer Ravi Deepres and composer Anna Clock; with movement by Jenny Ogilvie.
Sarah Kane is considered to be one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. She came to prominence in 1995 when her first play Blasted opened in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court. Crave premiered in August 1998 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.
Live streaming tickets are priced £10, £15 or £20. Everyone will get the same view regardless of which ticket they buy, however we’re asking you to consider paying what you normally would for a night at the theatre. Ticket sales support Chichester Festival Theatre and, as a partner on the project, the Royal Court also a receive a portion of the income from all tickets booked through this page, helping both venues to continue to produce creatively ambitious, world-class theatre and connect with our communities.
It’s possible for a group to watch together on just one purchased ticket but, if you feel able, please consider buying multiple live stream tickets if more than one person is watching.
For a step-by-step guide of how to livestream Crave please click here.
Performances of Crave – both in person at Chichester Festival Theatre and live streamed – will continue up to and including Wed 4 November. From Thu 5 to Sat 7 November, the play will be staged behind closed doors at the Theatre and streamed live to audiences at home.
"Director Tinuke Craig gives Sarah Kane’s one-act play an edge-of-the-seat tension"
The Guardian | Arifa Akbar Read full review
"A 50-minute emotional marathon"
The New York Times | Alexis Soloski Read full review
"A forbidding but impressive declaration of what only live theatre can do"
The Daily Telegraph | Dominic Cavendish Read full review
"The performances are equally controlled yet agonising, finding the nuances of feeling that Kane's carefully calibrated words evoke"
WhatsOnStage | Sarah Cromtpon Read full review
"Tinuke Craig’s production is a rending, agonising achievement."
The Stage | Sam Marlowe Read full review
Age Guidance 16+
Running Time Approx 50 minutes (no interval)
Contains strong language
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