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News - Armstrong’s Orlando in Glasgow

Friday, March 14, 2014
Orlando, featuring an original soundtrack by composers Craig Armstrong and AGF, is a cutting-edge music theatre adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s glorious ode to lover Vita Sackville-West, directed by Cryptic’s Cathie Boyd.

Orlando will be presented at the CCA in Glasgow from 27-29 March 2014. The adaptation 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’. A sensuous epic of self-discovery, Virginia Woolf’s novel has been described as ‘the longest and most charming love letter in literature’.

Orlando will then receive its American premiere at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair as part of Peak Performances in April 2014.

Orlando from Cryptic on Vimeo.

Unlacing Orlando
During the day on March 29 at the CCA, Dr Jane Goldman, Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow, hosts Unlacing Orlando, an exploration and celebration of Virginia Woolf's novel and its modern cultural legacies. The symposium will include a screening of Sally Potter’s film, Orlando, featuring Tilda Swinton as the eponymous hero.

The event is free, but ticketed

About Cryptic…
Cryptic is an internationally-renowned art house, creating a lasting artistic legacy by presenting high-quality, innovative work. Cryptic ‘ravishes the senses’ with performances that fuse music, sonic art and multi-media. Founded in Scotland by Cathie Boyd in 1994, Cryptic presents today’s most imaginative, international artists and nurtures the creative talent of tomorrow.

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