Orlando

Past Projects

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 ★ ★ ★ ★

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’.

blinding in its neon beauty.”  The Skinny

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.

Text: Virginia Woolf, adapted by Darryl Pinckney

Composers: Craig Armstrong & AGF
Director: Cathie Boyd
Assistant Director/Choreographer:Josh Armstrong
Set Designer: James Johnson
Costume Designer: Theo Clinkard
Lighting Designer: Nich Smith
Visuals: James Houston and Angelica Kroeger
Cast: Madeleine Worrall / Judith Williams & AGF

Premiered at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2010 followed by performances at Tramway, Glasgow; Espoo City Theatre, Finland; Edinburgh Festival; International Theatre Festival, Puebla, Mexico and Peak Performances 2014 at Montclair State University, New Jersey.

Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan