Demonising, hypnotising, mesmerising; Desmond O’Connor is an internationally renowned and award winning composer, lyricist and performer with over twenty years' experience in cabaret, comedy and musical theatre. His bittersweet lyrics and insanely catchy melodies never fail to shock, charm and entertain. 

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***NEWS***

***Desmond is currently working on a very exciting project with BBC Radio 4's Kathy Clugston, which is in production for a major national tour and west end run in 2013/14. 

***After premiering at the Glasgow Cabaret Festival, Desmond's show ONCE BITTEN- co-devised, produced and written with  Zoie Kennedy - is now in development for production in autumn 2013. Watch this space for future shows in London, Amsterdam, New York, Adelaide and Canada. Get involved through the Once Bitten Creative Community - an interactive digital happening documenting and discussing their creative process and the live show.

***THE TERROR SEASON - SOHO THEATRE***Desmond hosted the 2011 and 2012 seasons, teaming up with the marvellous Sarah-Louise Young to write original material for the show, tailor made to chill. 

***EDINBURGH FESTIVAL***Desmond continues to produce countless knock out shows for the fringe festival. In 2011 and 2012 he also re-united with Scott Mills and the BBC Radio 1 team for their "FUN & FILTH" cabaret show as well as programming cabaret content for the BBC Culture Show.

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“deliciously rude and utterly charming”
KATE COPSTICK- The Erotic Review

"Witness Des O'Connor's masterful balancing between heartbreakingly doe-eyed angel and ukelele-toting gutter tramp"..."Supremely talented...dark, hilarious and really rather strange" TIME OUT


“O’Connor is a lyrically delightful and linguistically delicious clown-faced creature who spins words like a spider spins webs.” RICHARD J THORNTON- Extra Extra

“Endlessly entertaining”

THE SCOTSMAN****

"Finest lyricist of the burlesque scene...Next to the masterful Des, whose songs make me double - nay, triple - over with laughter, everything else pales into mediocrity."
ALIX FOX- Bizarre Magazine

Regular club and festival performances in London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York, alongside an acclaimed appearance at the New York Burlesque Festival, have earned Desmond a far-reaching army of loyal fans. His work as composer, lyricist and co-creator of Scott Mills The Musical for Radio 1, combined with presenting for MTV at Bestival and The Big Chill have furthered his status as one of the biggest names on the UK music and cabaret circuit.




Previous / ongoing shows include:
VIVE LE CABARET
ONCE BITTEN
DES O'CONNOR-STRIPPED AND POLISHED
DESMORPHIA
AND THE DEVIL MAY DRAG YOU UNDER
ME! ME! ME!
VOODOO REVUE
BITCH DOCTORS