‘It’s vital that theatres take risks’: live stream of Sarah Kane play reopens Chichester

The Crown’s Erin Doherty will star in Crave, staged for socially distanced audience and available online around the world

Sarah Kane’s play Crave is to be livestreamed when it is staged for socially distanced audiences at Chichester Festival theatre this autumn. The revival of Kane’s troubling dramatic poem, starring The Crown’s Erin Doherty, is one of England’s first major productions during the pandemic to welcome a limited audience into the auditorium and simultaneously reach viewers around the world.

Chichester Festival theatre’s artistic director, Daniel Evans, said that amid the chaos caused by coronavirus “it is vital that theatre doesn’t lose its appetite for risk-taking – I believe both artists and audiences are hungry to be challenged”.

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