A Chichester Festival Theatre Production
Crave (On Demand)
“Here I am, once again, here I am, here I am, in the darkness, once again”
Angry, funny, defiant, kind and cruel, Crave by Sarah Kane is a deeply personal meditation on the meaning of love.
In a damaged world, four characters search for the light. This heart-rending, funny, kind and cruel meditation on the meaning of love resonated with audiences looking to reconnect after the loneliness and seclusion inflicted by a global pandemic.
Chichester Festival Theatre, in partnership with the Royal Court, is giving audiences at home a chance to experience a specially made film of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production that defied lockdown. Sarah Kane’s Crave was live streamed to thousands in 50 countries around the globe as the cast of four performed in an empty auditorium. This film is a new edit of the live stream, with remastered sound and incorporating new footage from filmmaker Ravi Deepres.
Erin Doherty, Alfred Enoch, Wendy Kweh and Jonathan Slinger are the cast in Tinuke Craig’s production, which is designed by Alex Lowde, with lighting by Joshua Pharo, composition and sound by Anna Clock, film by Ravi Deepres, movement by Jenny Ogilvie and casting by Charlotte Sutton. Filmed by The Umbrella Rooms.
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.
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.
Crave Opening Night, 18 May 7.30pm
This production will be streamed as live at 7.30pm BST on 18 May.
Watch Crave On Demand from 00.01am 19 May until 11.59pm 29 May
Crave will be available to watch on demand from 12.01am BST on 19 May until 11.59pm BST on 29 May. Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from the point you start to watch, but please ensure that you start to watch before 11.59pm BST on 29 May as your reference code will expire after this time.
Have your burning questions answered as members of the cast and creative team join the audience for a chat about all things related to the production. Free, but booking essential.
This is a separate bookable event following the 18 May performance of Crave. Please book your ticket to give you access to this streamed 30 – 40 minute talk.
All events can be viewed in a web browser on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, via Google Chromecast, on Apple or Android TVs and on Amazon Fire TV. Find out how to connect here.
"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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