Tinuke Craig’s direction gives it a noirish tautness... A magnetic, edge-of-the-seat tension.Guardian
Darkly stylishThe I Newspaper
What’s astonishing, what holds and grips is the power of the writing. All of this is beautifully managed in Craig’s productionWhatsOnStage
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.
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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+.
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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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This programme accompanied the Autumn 2020 run of this production, from which this film has been created.