The border separating the Edinburgh Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival is perhaps more porous than it once was, but it is still clearly demarcated and strictly policed.
It is rare – if not unheard of – for an artist to appear in both in the same month, but then Camille O'Sullivan is an unusual creature. Cross-pollination is what makes her tick.
The Irish singer and actress is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, where she has become a highly successful perennial since her first appearance in 2004. This year will be different. O'Sullivan is performing an unusually brief run of her singing show – just four performances – in order to appear later in the month in the RSC's production of her one-woman adaptation of Shakespeare's narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece, staged at the Lyceum as part of EIF. She is also releasing a new studio album, Changeling, in mid-August. Little wonder she feels like she has "been hit by a bus".
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