Ancient Rain

Ancient Rain

A production by Far And Away Productions in association with Brink Productions

Ancient Rain
by Paul Kelly & Camille O’Sullivan with Feargal Murray
Directed by Chris Drummond

9-10 June, 2017

13 June, 2017
Queensland Cabaret Festival

15-16 June, 2017
Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, and magnetic Irish-French chanteuse, Camille O’Sullivan, star in this evocative new music theatre work. They are joined by O’Sullivan’s long-time collaborator, songwriter and pianist, Feargal Murray.

Inspired by the works of W.B. Yeats and other great Irish poets, Ancient Rain combines the spoken word with a song-cycle of new compositions. Kelly and O’Sullivan, both mesmerising performers, inhabit a range of diverse characters as they reveal a tapestry of themes, from the cost of love and the price of independence, to the inadequacy of faith and the power of forgiveness.

An extraordinary opportunity to see these two legendary performers in the intimacy of a theatrical setting, Ancient Rain sees Kelly’s modest yet masterful style meet O’Sullivan’s powerful vulnerability, as they take you on a journey of loss, yearning and redemption.

Recommended for ages 13+.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and Culture Ireland. Co-commissioned by Melbourne Festival and Adelaide Festival Centre.

MUSIC Paul Kelly, Camille O'Sullivan with Feargal Murray
WORDS Eavan Boland, Michael Hartnett, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Donagh MacDonagh, Paula Meehan, Padraic Pearse, WB Yeats and more 

DIRECTOR Chris Drummond
DESIGNER Gaelle Mellis
PRODUCER Lee-Anne Donnolley

CAST Paul Kelly, Camille O’Sullivan and Feargal Murray