Tuesday 16 January 2018

Singer Camille O'Sullivan pulls out of Gate musical over 'artistic differences'

Camille O'Sullivan Photo: Tony Gavin
Camille O'Sullivan Photo: Tony Gavin

Bairbre Ní Bhraonain

Singer Camille O’Sullivan has pulled out of the much anticipated Gate Theatre production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris over "artistic differences" with director Alan Stanford.

The Cork singer is renowned for her sultry mastery of Brel’s work. The Belgian songwriter is depicted in the 1968 musical by Risteard Cooper. 

A spokesperson for the Gate Theatre told the Irish Mail on Sunday that Ms O'Suillivan would "regrettably" not be playing the part she has become synonymous with.

O’Sullivan was due to return to the Gate Theatre having previously appeared at the theatre in a production of Sweeney Todd. The singer and actress is internationally respected for her interpretation of Jacques Brel songs will be sadly missed by audiences of the latest production.

Her role is being taken over by Karen McCartney, a Lir graduate, soprano and actress who plays Garda Alannah Walsh in RTE’s Fair City.

Opening night for the show is February 1 and previews will be available for January 26.

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