Award winning singer and actress Camille O’Sullivan is taking her latest critically acclaimed show, Where Are We Now?, on tour around the UK in November.
The incredible French/Irish performer, who enjoys a formidable international reputation, takes on our suddenly crazily-changing world. Framing this question through the arresting, final songs of Bowie and Leonard Cohen, and other crucial writers such as PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, Camille explores the beauty of the age as well as its turbulence in a narrative told with her fierce and mesmerizing voice to give you an unforgettable night of madness, beauty, darkness and love.
After storming the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 13 years ago with her own show and as one of the original stars of the Olivier Award Winning, La Clique, she was launched into world-wide fame, receiving five-star reviews at every show and enjoying a prosperous international career, inhabiting worlds created by the artists she loves.
She has won many awards over the years. In 2015, she won the prestigious Helpmann Award for her Sydney Festival shows and a ‘Best Music’ Argus Award at The Brighton Festival. She has previously won best music awards at Dublin and Melbourne Festivals and a Spirit of the Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The only artist to have ever performed at both the International and the Fringe festivals in the same year, she won the Herald Angel Award for her tour de force, solo performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rape of Lucrece, which she also created original music for with Feargal Murray and has been performed at Dublin’s Gate Theatre earlier this year. She was named Irish Tatler’s Woman of the Year in Music and performed the songs of Radiohead with a 40-piece orchestra at the 2015 Wilderness Festival to much acclaim. As an actress, Camille can be seen in the film Mrs Henderson Presents alongside Judi Dench and Will Young, Constance in the Guardian’s Shakespeare Solos, the RTE TV series Rebellion as Countess Mackievicz and a scene stealing performance on BBC Two’s Later… With Jools Holland (which lead her to support him at Royal Albert Hall and Camille being named as one of the top 25 performances of all time on BBC Two’s Later With Jools Holland). She is also soon to be seen in a new production of Woyzeck in Winter at The Barbican Dublin Theatre Festival as well as in the film Pick-Ups with Aiden Gillen later this year. Autumn 2017 also saw Camille performing alongside Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos in Jim Jarmusch Revisited at the Barbican and throughout Europe. Camille was also chosen by Yoko One to perform John Lennon’s Double Fantasy alongside Patti Smith and Siouxsie Sioux at Meltdown 2014.
Camille has performed to audiences at London’s O2, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. She returned again to London’s iconic venues the Roundhouse Theatre, The Globe and Union Chapel in the last year performing her show to a sold-out crowd. She has performed a week-long, sold-out run of her critically acclaimed Brel show at Wilton’s Music Hall, which will be released as a live CD later this year, as well as a sell-out concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin with the National Symphony Orchestra and toured Australia with her new show Ancient Rain, setting famous Irish poetry to song. In 2016, Camille also had a sellout residency in New York (and will be returning for another run of shows later this year) where The Independent UK described her as ‘Camille takes New York by storm - The eccentric, dramatic singer people can’t stop talking about’. Camille has just premiered her new show called CAVE in June, which celebrates the songs of Nick Cave, at The Wales Millennium Centre as part of the Festival of Voice. She will also perform a concert with a full orchestra at The Cork Opera House.