The Rape of Lucrece

Shakespeare's tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece, a terrible tale of lust, rape and politics, is both beautiful and violent. In 2011 Elizabeth Freestone directed singer and musician Camille O'Sullivan in a musical adaptation of the poem. Camille co-composed the original songs with Feargal Murray who also played during the performances. The production began life on the Swan Theatre stage. The production then toured nationally and internationally in 2012 and 2013 - returning finally to the Swan Theatre in 2014.

From political chronicle to sexual thriller, the poem's exquisite tragedy was fully revealed in an hypnotic evening of song and storytelling.

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