Orlando

A cutting-edge music theatre adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s glorious ode to lover Vita Sackville-West, featuring an original soundtrack by composers Craig Armstrong and AGF, adapted by Darryl Pickney, directed by Cryptic’s Cathie Boyd and performed by Judith Williams.

‘The overall effect is dazzling…so rich in texture… that it demands to be seen not once, but many times; and each time, I suspect, with more feeling.’  Scotsman ****

blinding in its neon beauty.”  The Skinny

Orlando opens with the hero as a young man in Elizabethan England, and follows his transformations of fortune, love and even gender in this multi-faceted, century-spanning quest for ‘life and a lover’.

Virginia Woolf’s novel has been described as ‘the longest and most charming love letter in literature’, relishing an era where opulence and hedonism were savoured.

Delve deeper into Cryptic’s sensuous epic of self-discovey with the Making of Orlando.