Guys and Dolls Rehearsal Trailer
Watch the latest trailer for the upcoming production of the award winning Guys and Dolls. Showing at the Chichester Festival Theatre 11 August - 21 September.
See the production page here: http://www.cft.org.uk/guysanddolls
Pre Show Talk: Miss Julie / Black Comedy
Hear directly from the creative people behind the production in our Pre-Show Talks.
Jamie Glover last appeared at Chichester in Festival 2013’s If Only and returns to make his CFT directorial debut with this double-bill.
Lasting around 45 minutes, our one-off Pre-Show talks offer incredible insights into how productions develop from thoughts and ideas, through the rehearsal process, to the performance you see on stage.
Hosted by novelist and Chichester Festival Theatre biographer Kate Mosse.
Pre-Show Talk: Amadeus
Hear directly from the creative people behind the production at our Pre-Show Talks.
Jonathan Church is the Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre and directs Amadeus and Taken by Midnight in Festival 2014.
Lasting around 45 minutes, our one-off pre-show talks offer incredible insights into how productions develop from thoughts and ideas, through the rehearsal process, to the performance you see on stage.
The talk is hosted by Daniel Rosenthal, author of The National Theatre Story.
Festival Theatre backstage tour
Joshua McGuire (Mozart in Festival 2014's Amadeus) takes us on a tour of the restored Festival Theatre meeting some of his fellow cast members along the way.
Timelapse of the RENEW project
We have been filming the RENEW project from demolition to (almost) completion.
See all 21 months of digging, repairs, installation, rewiring, redevelopment and restoration in just 3 minutes flat!
The Festival Theatre reopened on Saturday 12 July 2014 with a new production of Amadeus after its £22 million redevelopment.
Pre-show talk: Pressure D-Day
with Andrew Charlton-Perez, Associate Professor of Meteorology at Reading University.
Recorded in the Minerva Theatre, 6 June
Stevie Post-Show Late with Kate: Zoë Wanamaker
Novelist Kate Mosse chats to Zoë Wanamaker about playing the title role of Stevie Smith in Hugh Whitemore's award-winning play, Stevie.
Stevie is plays in the Minerva Theatre until Saturday 24 May 2014.
Festival 2014 Audio Brochure Video
Welcome to our audio description of the Festival 2014 brochure. Our packed programme includes a major new production of Amadeus directed by Jonathan Church, two Broadway musicals, three world premieres which reveal a world of undiscovered histories, classic drama and much more.
The National Theatre Story
26 November 2013
Recent days have marked a watershed in the life of The National Theatre. It is a time to celebrate 50 years of history but also to anticipate the next chapter in the story, as Rufus Norris was unveiled as the hotly-anticipated successor to Nick Hytner.
The National Theatre Story is the first and only authorised account of this iconic institution. Journalist and Broadcaster Daniel Rosenthal has enjoyed unrestricted access to the NT's archives, as well as over 100 new interviews with the likes of Alan Bennett, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and all four of Laurence Olivier's successors as director (Peter Hall, Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nick Hytner).
Fresh from appearing in a string of BBC documentaries on the NT, Daniel will be joined by award-winning novelist, and author of Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty, Kate Mosse, for an illuminating discussion of half a century of drama, both on and off stage.
Audience Reaction to The Witches
What our audience members are saying about our Christmas production, The Witches.
The Witches plays in the Minerva Theatre until 4 January 2013.
Jonathan Miller by Kate Bassett
Kate Bassett is a theatre critic and has written the first comprehensive biography of Jonathan Miller, In Two Minds. Comedian, television presenter, world-class director of theatre, opera and screen dramas, doctor and popular scientist, the multi-talented Miller cannot have been easily captured. Hear how Bassett distilled such a vast subject.
King Lear Audience Reaction
Listen to what audiences have been saying about King Lear (playing in the Minerva Theatre until 30 November 2013) so far.
The Witches rehearsal diaries
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre members filmed themselves in rehearsals for The Witches to introduce who they are and give us a taste of what to expect.
The Witches plays in the Minerva Theatre from 7 December - 4 January
King Lear Trailer
The legendary American stage and screen actor Frank Langella plays Lear as Chichester Festival Theatre's Associate Director, Angus Jackson, brings Shakespeare's greatest tragedy to the intimacy of the Minerva Theatre for 32 performances only.
The ageing Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, giving the biggest piece to the one who claims to love him most. When Cordelia, the youngest, refuses to match the false flattery of her sisters, she is banished from the kingdom.
Having relinquished his power to Regan and Goneril, and tormented by his misjudgement, the increasingly frail Lear descends into grief-fuelled madness.
King Lear plays in the Minerva Theatre from 31 October - 30 November (the only UK dates).
Produced by James Ewart.
A Forum of Performing Arts and Education Reform
How will the proposed national education reforms affect what young people study in our region? Chichester Festival Theatre invited the Director of Learning from West Sussex County Council to outline the education reforms. alongside a panel of experts. Hosted by Kate Mosse.