Crave returns to Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre is offering audiences at home the chance to experience a specially made film of the production that defied lockdown.
Crave by Marc BrennerCrave by Marc Brenner
Crave by Marc Brenner

Sarah Kane’s Crave was live streamed to thousands in 50 countries around the globe as the cast of four performed in Chichester Festival Theatre’s empty auditorium.

The CFT is now offering a new edit of the live stream, with remastered sound and incorporating new footage from filmmaker Ravi Deepres, on demand from May 19-29. Contains strong language; suitable for ages 16+. In a damaged world, four characters search for the light in a heart-rending, funny, kind and cruel meditation on the meaning of love.

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The opening night performance will be followed by a live post-show talk with members of the company.

Erin Doherty, Alfred Enoch, Wendy Kweh and Jonathan Slinger are the cast in Tinuke Craig’s production.

Erin Doherty is widely known for her role as Princess Anne in series three and four 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.

Having played Dean Thomas in seven Harry Potter films, Alfred Enoch’s theatre credits include Red (West End & NT Live), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Tree (Young Vic), Timon of Athens (National Theatre) and the streamed play What A Carve Up!; television includes Sherlock and How To Get Away With Murder.

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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. Her television appearances include several series of Holby City and The Bill.

Jonathan Slinger previously appeared at Chichester 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.

Sarah Kane is considered to be one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. She came to prominence in 1995 with her 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.

Tinuke Craig’s production of random/generations was a highlight of Chichester’s Festival 2018; since then, her work includes Hamlet for young audiences (National Theatre tour), The Color Purple (Curve Leicester), Vassa (Almeida) and Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith).

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