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RSC presents The Rape of Lucrece
Description
Location:
Waterside Theatre

Dates:
18th October ~ 20th October

Cost:
£12.50, £10.00 conc. (Suitable for age 16+)

Time:
8.00pm

William Shakespeare

Royal Shakespeare Company

Performed by Camille O'Sullivan

Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece is a politically-charged, sexually provocative and violent thriller.  In the hypnotic hands of internationally-acclaimed performer Camille O'Sullivan, this rarely performed tragedy is thrillingly brought to life through storytelling 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 the Edinburgh International Festival, Elizabeth Freestone directs this Royal Shakespeare Company production, a seamless and powerful blend of music and verse.

Press Quotes:

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

"A thrilling, superbly crafted, theatrical jewel" Herald Sun

"Camille O'Sullivan displays an impressive command of language, music and storytelling, but what sets her apart is a rare emotional openness that allows her a tremendous range of feeling" Time Out Sydney

"A most elegant and powerful show, with a fine and passionate performance at its heart" Scotsman

 

 

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