Camille O'Sullivan Sings Cave

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
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Description

The queen of the Fringe premieres a new show exploring the dark and light of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' music in her dangerous yet fragile theatrical style. Camille embarks on a personal discovery of a man of many guises; violent, beautiful, crazy, devout and religious. Chameleon-like and celebrated worldwide for her five-star sell-out performances. 'One of the top twenty performances ever on Later with Jools Holland' (Daily Telegraph). 'A major star' ***** (Scotsman). 'Masterclass in living a lyric – mesmerising' ***** (Mail on Sunday). 'Hypnotic' ***** (Independent).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. Lift access through Pleasance Bar ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Stephen Hackett 58 days ago

Will you marry me? You could sing every day, I would listen, and the whole of South County Dublin spread out before us.

John Dewhurst 60 days ago

I am a huge fan of Camille but i thought this would be a difficult gig as Nick Cave's songs are not always readily identifiable.
I only recognised 5 tunes so the majority of the songs were new to me but Camille approached the whole show with her usual panache and energy.
She started with God in the House and the penultimate song was the haunting The Ship. In between were some raucous songs dispersed with some tender moments. Stand out new song to me was Jubilee Street.
She is accompanied by her usual band and the whole show was great value.
The cloudy backdrop gave an ethereal quality to the gig.

Alison Payne 60 days ago

Saw show on 9th August, with high expectations given reviews and as Cave fans. Camille obviously loves Nick Cave's music .. not sure about the execution, band mix was terrible... some of the ballads were ok interpretations however some of the more gutteral works were almost impossible to recognise..
like My Leonard Cohen (which is someone bashing on a piano), go to sing-a-long rather than see a highly intelligent show.

D 66 days ago

Camilles voice has so many facettes, from silk-like whisper to furios screams. It‘s an experience to visit her shows, and I would like to say, if you only need one reason to visit the Fringe, this is it. However, this time she is playing in a small venue with bad acoustics. This may be the reason that it was uncomfortably and painfully shrill and loud. It was, indeed! So, unfortunately, it was not the highlight it should be.

Manya Chadwick 69 days ago

2 stars. Very disappointing after last year’s strong reviews. The music was uncomfortably loud, making it hard to hear the words. Despite her best efforts, Camille didn’t make much connection with her audience. It was the most expensive show we attended, yet we left half way through.

Clare Miller 70 days ago

Camille is simply awesome! This was the second time my husband and I have seen her show and she blew us away both times. Theatrical, mesmerising, energetic, passionate and pure musical talent!

Allan Thomas 74 days ago

Hi my wife and I were at the show last night and what a awesome amazing show it was, it’s a must see event on the Edinburgh fringe, Camille O’Sullivan has a amazing stage presence, amazing voice she will transport you, and the band were just awesome


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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 53 days ago

What a wonderful performer Camille is - one minute the heaviest of rock, the next the lightest of folk. Impossible to pin down and incredible to watch and listen to.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 58 days ago

A trio of musicians are applauded onto the stage. The tension of anticipation in the audience is palpable. The Queen of music at the Fringe is imminent. Her subjects await. From the back of the stage a figure in a … Read More...

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 61 days ago

It's as if we have overturned an already unbalanced world and are now falling down into some satanic nether dimension, sweating with depravity and debauchery. It. Is. Epic. O'Sullivan takes her inspiration for this set entirely from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "one of the greats after Dylan and...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 62 days ago

Camille O’Sullivan is back, and she’s loud. ...

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An Organised Mess 63 days ago

The performance pulls through the beauty of Nick Cave’s music. The poetry and the preaching alongside the rock band’s explosions of emotion is delicately unpicked. This is a journey through the band’s catalogue of music. From the opening, hymnal “God is in the House” through songs and words to the more spiritual “The Ship Song”. The investment from O’Sullivan and the band is all embracing. Resultantly the audience is left full of uplifting and fulfilling emotion.

Whilst the production may feel polished, with Joe Fletcher’s lighting design adding to the emotion through colour and movement, this is far from a routine performance. Camille O’Sullivan is feral, chaotic, controlled and passionate. With self-depreciating humour, there is everything which makes you believe that no night can possibly be the same. Boots thrown off, hair strewn- everything about conveying this love for the music of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is all-embracing.

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The List (5/5 stars) 67 days ago

Perfectly balanced tribute to the music of Nick Cave...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 69 days ago

Is this what going to church feels like? With her rich, rasping voice, Camille O’Sullivan leads a hypnotic, almost hymnal evening as she performs the songs of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. With projected clouds billowing behind her, she opens with an ethereal version of 'God Is In The...

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