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The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare
Performed by Feargal Murray & Camille O'Sullivan
In this exquisite interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragic poem, The Rape of Lucrece, internationally-acclaimed Irish actress and singer Camille O’Sullivan narrates the fates of Tarquin and Lucrece.
Inhabiting the souls of both characters, Camille weaves a tale of violence and lust, innocence and power. The poem’s tragedy is fully revealed in this visceral production through the hypnotic musical performance of 12 songs with O’Sullivan’s long-time collaborator Feargal Murray.
Herald Angel Award for ‘Outstanding Performance’, Edinburgh International Festival 2012 (Camille O'Sullivan)
The original production was staged to great acclaim and sold out houses at the Edinburgh Festival (2012), Sydney Festival (2013) and Dublin Theatre Festival (2013).
In Spring 2018, Camille O’Sullivan returned to the Gate Theatre for the first time since her role as the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (2007) to redevelop this piece as a Gate Theatre production.
Adapted by Elizabeth Freestone, Feargal Murray and Camille O'Sullivan. Original music by Feargal Murray and Camille O'Sullivan. Performed by Camille O'Sullivan with Feargal Murray on piano.