Music and theatre

The Rape Of Lucrece – Presented by Gate Theatre

Jun 01 2019
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Shakespeare’s tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece is a haunting and beautiful tale of lust, rape and politics. Virtuosic performer Camille O’Sullivan comes to The Everyman with a hypnotic performance through song and storytelling.

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.
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.