The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare | The Gate on Tour

The Gate is thrilled to announce its tour of The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare, 2019.

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.

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.

Director: Elizabeth Freestone

Original Set & Costume Design: Lily Arnold

Original Lighting Design: Claire Gerrens

Original Sound Design: Claire Windsor

Associate Lighting Design: Eoin Lennon

Sound Engineer: Rossella Bottone

Dates and Venues

Droichead Arts Centre

Thursday 2 May 2019, 8pm

Tickets: €20 / €18



The Everyman, Cork

Saturday 1 June 2019, 8pm

Tickets: €30 / €28



Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 July 2019, 8pm

Tickets: €28 / €25