Behind the Scenes of The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Meet some of our largest ever Youth Theatre cast as they prepare for their first full scale production on the renewed Festival Theatre stage.
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present Dodie Smith's classic The Hundred and One Dalmatians in a new adaptation by Bryony Lavery, at the Festival Theatre from 20 December to 3 January.
Pongo and Missis Countdown to Chichester Christmas Lights
Cast members Fred Davis (Pongo) and Romina Hytten (Missis) from Chichester Festival Youth Theatre's 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' turning on the Chichester Christmas lights with the Mayor on Thursday 27 November, 2014.
The Hundred and One Dalmatians previews in the Festival Theatre from Saturday 20 December.
Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Listen to the cast, Dervla Kirwan and Neil Stuke, and Director Paulette Randall talk about the play and what audiences have thought so far. Playing in the Minerva Theatre until 6 December.
It's All in the Telling
Why do some stories fall out of history? What makes them so fascinating to theatre makers and audiences? Pass It On brings together a panel from the worlds of theatre, heritage and oral history to explore these themes.
Post-show Talk: Late With Kate with Gypsy's Imelda Staunton
A recording of this one off event.
Listen to novelist and Chichester Festival Theatre biographer Kate Mosse interview Olivier-award winning Imelda Staunton (Sweeney Todd, 2011) who played the iconic Mama Rose in the 2014 production of Gypsy.
This is your chance to discover the inside story behind the role, the show and the performance.
Imelda Staunton returned to Chichester to play the legendary Mama Rose. She teamed up once again with Jonathan Kent, who directed her in another classic Sondheim role, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Festival 2011 and West End), a performance earning her the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Post-Show Talk: Taken at Midnight
Author Kate Mosses interviews Penelope Wilton about playing Irmgard Litten in Mark Hayhurst's World Premiere.
Recorded in the Minerva Theatre, 16 October
Pre-show Talk: Pitcairn
With Writer Richard Bean and Director Max Stafford-Clark
Recorded in the Minerva Theatre, 27 August.
Winter Season Audio Brochure Video
Welcome to our audio description of our Winter Season brochure. Our programme is a diverse mix of drama, comedy, dance and children's shows as well as music and arts events.
Pitcairn: Hear from the Audience
With salty humour and growing horror, Richard Bean charts the what happened after the Mutiny of the Bounty - a descent from a new Eden to brutal dystopia.
Pitcairn is now playing in the Minerva Theatre until 20 September 2014. Listen to what our audience members have said about the play.
Find out how the theatre has changed for the better for those working in and visiting the theatre.
RENEW: New Spaces
Hear about the new improvements to theatre's foyer, auditorium, access facilities, new cafes, bars and more.
Pitcairn trailer - Chichester Festival Theatre/ Shakepeare's Globe/ Out Of Joint co-production
Book your tickets here: http://bit.ly/pitcairntickets
New play by Richard Bean. A co-production of Chichester Festival Theatre, Out of Joint and Shakespeare's Globe.
22 Aug - 20 Sep 2014
'It is as if we find ourselves at the beginning of time. Man and Woman in a natural state. Let Tahiti be our model where men live without a sense of vice, without prejudices, without disputes. And let the kelson of our society be love.’
Watch interviews with writer, cast and director here: http://youtu.be/eYxElH8ePyQ
For more information go to:http://www.cft.org.uk/pitcairn
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.