BY SARAH KANE
In fact the very first moment I saw her, her eyes smiling and full of the sun, and I shudder with grief for that moment which I have been hurtling away from ever since.
Crave is that thing that keeps you up at night. You’ve been over it a million times but you still haven’t found that neat box to put it in. It’s ugly and hard and funny and joyful. It is so frustratingly paradoxical all you can do is keep following the threads hoping to tie them up but acknowledging that sometimes the narrative doesn’t always end that way. But that doesn’t mean the narrative isn’t beautiful.
Four characters sit in a room. Or maybe it is not a room. And they don’t always sit. But they are there, with you, and they are so human it can hurt.
Sarah Kane has given beautiful poetic dignity to some of the uglier parts of the human condition making the experience of Crave a cathartic release in itself.
"The earth, by definition, has a centre. And only the fool that knows it can go wherever he pleases, knowing the centre will hold him down..but when your sense of centre shifts, comes whizzing to the surface, the balance has gone. That balance my baby has gone."
Directed by Michaela Savina Produced by Imogen Gardam Assistant Director Saro Lusty-Cavallari With Adam Doughty, Clayton Moss, Kate Pimblett and Eleni Schumacher
"A challenging and provoking piece of work to take on, the cast and creatives have done so quite admirably; their efforts with Crave speak to an exciting future body of performances."
"...daring, wildly experimental, and unlike much else I have ever seen."
"performed with feeling "
"Montague Basement curated an exquisite piece from a difficult text, and displayed a considerable talent from its actors. Go see this show."