Sydney Festival presents

The Rape of Lucrece

Performed by Camille O'Sullivan

22 - 25 January 2013

"O'Sullivan is a superb performer and great singer...the star is her singing voice"

The Guardian


Australian Premiere
Royal Shakespeare Company (UK)

Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece is a politically-charged, sexually provocative and violent thriller. Internationally acclaimed performer Camille O’Sullivan brings this rarely performed tragedy to life through story-telling and song.

With original music played live by Feargal Murray on piano, O’Sullivan inhabits the souls of both Tarquin and Lucrece. While narrating their fates, she delivers an astonishing range of human experience contained in this dark tale that is as beautiful as it is monstrous.

A recent hit at Edinburgh International Festival, Elizabeth Freestone directs this Royal Shakespeare Company production, a seamless and powerful blend of music and verse.

Photo: Ellie Kurttz