The Rape of Lucrece | Gate Theatre on Tour

  • 2nd May
  • 20:00
  • €20/€18
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Thursday 2nd May

Droichead Arts Centre and Drogheda Arts Festival are delighted to present the Gate Theatre’s acclaimed production of THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, with internationally renowned singer and actress Camille O'Sullivan.

Droichead are thrilled to confirm the production is the 7th and final play in Droichead's Theatre Club Spring 2019 programme. So why not avail of the fantastic THEATRE CLUB BUNDLE, you get to see this breath-taking show, along with the 6 other acclaimed productions in our spring line up for just €77. For more information and to book, click here

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.

​“O’Sullivan’s performance is brilliant and touching. She is a major star and this poetic and musical sequence is an ideal vehicle for her talent.” The Irish Independent

Celebrating Poetry Day Ireland,  a major one-day festival of Irish poetry held on Thursday 2 May 2019.
Droichead Arts Centre in association with Drogheda Arts Festival 2019

Part of Droichead Presents Drama Theatre Club Spring 2019 - See all 7 plays for just €77.
Droichead's Theatre Club returns with an exciting new season of acclaimed plays that will engage and entertain. Theatre Club brings audiences together to see terrific plays, and then chat and discuss it afterwards. Like a book club, audiences can share their views, thoughts and impressions in the relaxed, informal setting of our café /bar. This season Droichead is upping the ante with no less than 7 highly acclaimed plays in the programme, but you'll be glad to hear that membership is still terrific value with the chance to see all 7 plays for just €77. To book your Theatre Club membership, call 041 9833946



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