Award winning singer and actress Camille O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s most exciting performers who enjoys a formidable international reputation for her dramatic interpretations of the narrative songs of Nick Cave, Brel, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Radiohead and more.
Last year was a busy one for Camille. She toured The Carny Dream show across the UK, selling out the Union Chapel in London, and recorded the CD Camille Sings Brel live at Wilton’s Music Hall.
She also performed as part of the show Jim Jarmusch Revisited and appeared in the theatre production of Woyzeck In Winter, both at The Barbican Centre. As well as that, Camille toured Australia with a show she created with Paul Kelly and then created her new show for the Edinburgh Festival, ‘Where Are We Now?’. She also performed in front of the President of Ireland at The Aras and at the 50th birthday of The Pogue’s Shane McGowan, alongside Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Bono and Cerys Matthews.
In 2015 she won the prestigious Helpmann Award for her Sydney Festival shows ‘Changeling’ and a ‘Best Music Award at Brighton Festival, Dublin and Melbourne Festivals and a Spirit of the Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was awarded the Herald Angel Award for her tour de force, solo performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rape of Lucrece at The Edinburgh International Festival for which she also created the original music score with Feargal Murray. ‘The Rape of Lucrece’ will be returning to the prestigious Gate Theatre in Dublin for two weeks in March.
Camille performed a scene stealing version of Kirsty McColl’s ‘In These Shoes’ on BBC Two’s Later…with Jools Holland (which lead her to support him at Royal Albert Hall and was voted one of the show’s top 25 performances of all time by The Daily Telegraph). Camille was also chosen by Yoko Ono to perform John Lennon’s Double Fantasy alongside Patti Smith and Siouxsie Sioux at Meltdown 2014. She is currently working on a new show for The Millennium Centre in Cardiff, that focuses on The Music of Nick Cave for the Festival Of Voices in June 2018.