by Sarah Kane

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. Pulsing with loss and longing, its resonance will be doubly powerful as we begin to reconnect our lives after the loneliness and seclusion inflicted by a global pandemic. Originally due to play in the Spielgeltent this autumn,¬†Crave¬†will be staged to a live, socially distanced audience in the Festival Theatre and ‚Äď in a first for Chichester ‚Äď simultaneously live-streamed to global digital audiences.¬† 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. 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs production of¬†_random/generations¬†was a highlight of Festival 2018; since then, her work includes¬†The Color Purple¬†(Curve Leicester).


ūüé≠ Others / Fringe

Where can I watch?

Starting From


Expired On

7th Nov 2020

You might also be interested in...

Sign up to our streaming updates!

Be the first to get notified on latest streamings and any new features