Erin Doherty     Alfred Enoch
Wendy Kweh    Jonathan Slinger

Crave (On Demand)

By Sarah Kane

19 - 29 May 2021 Streamed Event
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Tinuke Craig’s direction gives it a noirish tautness... A magnetic, edge-of-the-seat tension.


Darkly stylish

The I Newspaper

What’s astonishing, what holds and grips is the power of the writing. All of this is beautifully managed in Craig’s production


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.

A chance for audiences at home to experience a specially made film of the 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.

This production will be available 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. 

This event 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.

Sarah Kane is considered to be one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. She came to prominence in 1995 with her seminal first play, Blasted. Over her short career she wrote five plays and a film. Crave premiered in August 1998 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Today, her plays are performed around the world.

Erin Doherty makes her Chichester debut. Currently playing Princess Anne in series 3 & 4 of The Crown, she has played leading theatre roles, including at The Old Vic, Young Vic, Royal Court, and Manchester Royal Exchange. Born and brought up in West Sussex, she was named an Evening Standard Rising Star and a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2018, and featured in The Elle List 2020.

Alfred Enoch also appears at Chichester for the first time. Having played Dean Thomas in seven Harry Potter films, his theatre credits include Red (West End & NT Live), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Tree (Young Vic) and Timon of Athens (National Theatre). Television includes Sherlock and How To Get Away With Murder.

Wendy Kweh’s extensive theatre credits include The Welkin and Top Girls at the National Theatre, Julius Caesar at The Bridge, Snow in Midsummer for the RSC and Chimerica in the West End; this is her Chichester debut. Her television appearances include several series of Holby City and The Bill.

Jonathan Slinger returns to Chichester where he last appeared in Yes, Prime Minister (2010). His many roles for the RSC include Hamlet, Prospero, Macbeth, Richard II and Richard III, while recent West End appearances include City of Angels, Fanny and Alexander, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Urinetown. His recent TV includes The Salisbury Poisonings and I May Destroy You.

Tinuke Craig’s production of random/generations was a highlight of Festival 2018; since then, her work includes The Color Purple (Curve Leicester).

Contains strong language; suitable for ages 16+.

Purchase a digital copy of the programme

Our programmes are designed to be the perfect insightful companion to the production. In this programme, CFT Artistic Director Daniel Evans recalls working with Sarah Kane. The programme also contains rehearsal photos, biographies, an insight into the design and other background reading material.

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Purchasing a digital programme does not include the purchase of a printed programme.

This programme accompanied the Autumn 2020 run of this production, from which this film has been created.

Audio Description Introduction

One of our audio describers, Robert Dunn has recorded these introductory descriptive notes to help set the scene for blind and partially sighted audiences.


Cast & Creatives


  • Erin Doherty

  • Alfred Enoch

  • Wendy Kweh

  • Jonathan Slinger


Creative team

Cast List

Tinuke Craig


Alex Lowde


Joshua Pharo

Lighting Designer

Anna Clock

Composer and Sound Designer

Ravi Deepres

Film Designer

Jenny Ogilvie

Movement Director

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

The Umbrella Rooms




Content and themes

At CFT, we want everyone to feel truly welcome and comfortable. While we try not to spoil anyone’s enjoyment by giving away ‘spoilers’ such as plot twists and narrative surprises, we also recognise that some people may find certain themes distressing. You’ll find guidance on such content below; please be aware that by reading this, some elements of the plot may be revealed.

If you have any questions or feedback, do email us at

Crave  Age Guidance: 16+ Language: Strong language Nudity: None Violence: None Themes: Love, loss and desire. Rape, incest, child sexual abuse, anorexia, drug addiction, mental instability, murder, suicide.


What can I watch on?

Watch on your computer, tablet or phone using your web browser. Please make sure it is up to date. We recommend using the most up to date version of Google Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox. Please do not use Internet Explorer or the Samsung browser as the show will not play as it should.

On your television you can watch via Google Chromecast (2nd generation or newer). You can also watch on Apple, Android or Fire TV devices. You will need to download the TicketCo TV app from the relevant App Store. Please note you need TVos 13+ on your Apple TV device, or Android TV version 7.0+ to use the app.

Please note AppleTV is a device that enhances the content you can view on your television and is different to AppleTV+, a streaming channel. You cannot view this event on AppleTV+ channel.

How do I watch?

Our streaming partner TicketCo has an easy to use guide on their website. We recommend you use this as it is always up to date.

I can't find my email with the reference code

The email should have arrived within a few minutes of you confirming your booking. It would be from TicketCo AS, not CFT. Check your junk folder and if you still can't find it, don't worry, you can easily retrieve your booking. Go to the CFT page on the TicketCo website and click on the red button that says Find your purchased tickets. Enter your email address and a link will be sent that will allow you to download a PDF file with your reference code. Go to and enter your 5 digit code to watch.

I bought multiple tickets but there is only one code in the email

You will have received an email for each ticket booked. Each email contains one reference code. The emails may look the same, but the unique five digit code will be different. If you have deleted some of the emails because you thought they were the same, just go to the CFT page on the TicketCo website and click on the red button that says Find your purchased tickets. Enter your email address and a link will be sent that will allow you to download PDF files with your reference codes. Go to and enter your 5 digit code to watch.

I keep being locked out

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The image is not very clear / I can't hear it

Your internet signal may be dropping in and out. Click on the cog on the player to adjust the quality - you may need to set it to a lower level so it can stream through your internet. If you are still having problems, try a different browser and disconnect any other devices that may be using the same internet connection. 

If you can't hear the stream, first check your volume. If you are connecting a computer or mobile device to your television with a cable, it may not be compatible with audio.  

Can I watch this event again?

On-demand events are available for a limited time once you start viewing, and this will be detailed in your confirmation email and on the event page. Your reference code will expire at the time and date stipulated in your confirmation email, so please ensure you have redeemed it before this time. You can re-watch the event as many times as you wish after this point within the timeframe it is available.

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Age Guidance 
Age 16+
Running Time
Approximately 50 minutes, with no interval
Contains strong language