The Dark Angel

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In the last three years she's become a bona fide Edinburgh Festival legend and after the opening night of her month-long residency at London's Apollo Theatre, sultry Irish cabaret star Camille O'Sullivan looks set to put the capital under her spell.

Blending the decadence of the 1920s Berlin and Parisian nightclub scene with the glamour of 1940s Hollywood and the best of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, David Bowie and Bob Dylan, the enigmatic former Dublin architect succeeds in taking cabaret to a new place.

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At the end of a 90-minute show in which she'd laughed, cried, dressed and undressed, drunk copious red wine and even got the audience miaowing like an alley full of stray cats, Camille walked out through the stalls to a standing ovation. She had taken us on a dark, sensuous journey, on which we'd been seduced by her charm, charisma and incredible voice.

The clip above shows Camille performing live on Later with Jools Holland, who she recently toured with. It will give you a taste - but nothing more - of what you can expect in the flesh.

Camille O'Sullivan: Dark Angel is on at London's Apollo Theatre until January 10