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Camille O'Sullivan

Camille is a singer, actress, award-winning architect, painter, TV panellist. She was born in London to a French mother and Irish father, and grew up in Cork, Ireland, surrounded by music ranging from French chanson, Deep Purple and David Bowie to Led Zeppelin - a soundtrack which was her inspiration to become one of Ireland's most unique artists.   As much a storyteller as a singer, Camille has made songs by Jacques Brel, Nick Cave and Tom Waits her own, with an inspirational fearlessness which is her hallmark.

Having studied fine art painting (she has exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin), Camille went on to do a Ist Hons degree in Architecture and won the Architectural Association of Ireland Award in 2000. Whilst working in Berlin, she discovered the city's kabaret clubs and was drawn to the narrative music of Weimar’s Hans Eisler and Kurt Weill and music as a full-time career.

In the last six years she has built an international reputation for her live performances - in which “nothing is quite as it seems". In fact, one of the major factors in Camille’s international success has been her audiences’ total inability to pigeonhole her distinctive performances, making her one of the world’s most accessible and yet enigmatic performers.

Her most recent shows, Chameleon, The Dark Angel and La Fille du Cirque were among the top selling shows of the 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning a host of 5 star rave reviews and a Spirit of the Fringe Award.  She has won several “Best of” Awards including at the Dublin Fringe (09), Brighton Fringe and Melbourne Festival.  

 

PERFORMANCES

The Lulu House

The Rape of Lucrece

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