Paul Kelly is a master chronicler of love, loss, guilt and redemption. His songs are filled with deeply flawed and hungry humanity, recognisable to us all. Camille O’Sullivan, either in full flight or stillness, is powerful, vulnerable, complex and shape-shifting.
With pianist Feargal Murray, Camille and Paul have set poems to original music – some well known and loved by Yeats, Heaney and Kavanagh. Others by Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan and Jessica Traynor emerging in recent years are already becoming classics.
…Kelly’s a unique, very Australian voice. No performer in this country quite expresses yearning like he does. There’s an ache in his voice, and in the best of his songs – a story.— The Guardian
When she sings it’s as though her breath is soaked in paraffin; one spark, and the whole room would ignite.— The Telegraph (UK)
Original music Paul Kelly, Feargal Murray and Camille O’Sullivan
Director Chris Drummond
Musical Director Feargal Murray
Designer Gaelle Mellis
Lighting Designer Neil Simpson
Sound Designer John O’Donnell
Performers Paul Kelly and Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray (piano), Dan Kelly (electric guitar) and Sokol Koda (cello)
Photo: Sean and Yvette/Martin Philbey