2016 House Programs Ancient Rain - Page 2

PAUL KELLY & CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN WITH FEARGAL MURRAY WORLD PREMIIERE ANCIENT RAIN The premiere of Ancient Rain brings together exceptional artists Paul Kelly and Camille O’Sullivan in a work inspired by the last 100 years of Irish poetry. Paul Kelly is a master chronicler of love, loss, guilt and redemption. His songs and stories are filled with deeply flawed and hungry humanity, recognisable to us all. Camille O’Sullivan, either in full flight or in stillness, is powerful, vulnerable, complex and shape-shifting; a lover, mother, daughter, loner, visionary and witness. Together with composer/pianist Feargal Murray, Camille and Paul have set poems to music—some well-known and loved by Yeats, Heaney and Kavanagh. Others by Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Jessica Traynor and Enda Wyley have emerged in recent years and are already on their way to becoming classics. Duration 1 hr 35 mins, including interval CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN Camille O’Sullivan will perform in intimate mode at The Toff in Town. CREDITS Performers PAUL KELLY CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN FEARGAL MURRAY Piano PAUL BYRNE Drums and percussion DAN KELLY Electric guitar SOKOL KOKA Cello Original Music PAUL KELLY FEARGAL MURRAY CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN Director CHRIS DRUMMOND Design GAELLE MELLIS Lighting Design & Production Manager NEIL SIMPSON Company & Stage Manager TESS RYAN Sound Design JOHN O’DONNELL Sound Effects CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN Production Assistant BEATRICE BLACKWELL Creative Producer LEE-ANNE DONNOLLEY Project Coordinator SUZANNE CRITCHLEY Marketing & Publicity Liaison AMANDA WERNER The Toff in Town // SUN 16 OCTOBER BOOK NOW www.festival.melbourne The company wish to thank Sian Darling for poem hunting, Jen Coppinger, Aiden Gillen and Conor McPherson, Mel Cheng and Bill Cullen, Monique Harvey and Tim Whitehead, Ciaran Walsh, Maureen Ritchie, Jane Rosetto, Maeliosa Stafford, Jimmy MacCarthy, Willie White, Jonathan Holloway and everyone at the Melbourne Festival.