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
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