Cryptic International

Since Cryptic was founded in Scotland in 1994, its innovative multi media productions have established Cryptic as leaders in creating unique music performances.

Use the links above to find out more about Cryptic's international presence.

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Teatro Principal Alicante, Alicante International Music Festival

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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4.473963
An-ocean-of-rain

2008 – An Ocean of Rain

Rotterdam Schouwberg, Rotterdam

A chamber opera by Yannis Kyriakides...

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Bonjour Tristesse

1994 - Bonjour Tristesse

Edinburgh Festival

Based on Francoise Sagan's classic seductive novel...

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Bonjour Tristesse

1994 - Bonjour Tristesse

Glasgow, Mayfest Tramway

Based on Francoise Sagan's classic seductive novel...

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An-ocean-of-rain

2008 – An Ocean of Rain

Almeida Theatre, London

A chamber opera by Yannis Kyriakides...

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Celle la

1997 - Celle La

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Scottish premiere of Daniel Danis' award winning text...

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Tunnel vision

2004 - Tunnel Visions

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Paranoia, devotion, dependency. The story of the two reclusive Collyer brothers...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Lakeside, Nottingham

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

An Lanntair, Stornoway

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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An-ocean-of-rain

2008 - An Ocean of Rain

SNAPE Maltings, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham

A chamber opera by Yannis Kyriakides...

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An-ocean-of-rain

2008 – An Ocean of Rain

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

A chamber opera by Yannis Kyriakides...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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An-ocean-of-rain

2008 – An Ocean of Rain

Tramway, Glasgow

A chamber opera by Yannis Kyriakides

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Buccleuch Centre, Dumfries and Galloway

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

The Royal Scottish Academy Of Music & Drama‎, Glasgow

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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Each and Every Inch

2007 Each … and Every Inch

Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver

I am the obsessional type, what type are you?

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The paper nautilus

2006 – The Paper Nautilus

Tramway Theatre, Glasgow

A sumptuously staged cantata - a magical journey into the deep sea...

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The paper nautilus

2006 – The Paper Nautilus

Lawrence Batley Theatre as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (17th November)

A sumptuously staged cantata - a magical journey into the deep sea...

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Apocalypse

2006 – Apocalypse

Tron Theatre, Glasgow as part of Scotland Live

A Cork 2005, European Capital of Culture Commission...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

Paisley Arts Centre

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

FIRSTS Festival
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Trojan Women

2005 – Trojan Women

FIRSTS Festival
Tobacco Factory, Bristol

War turns truth to lies and makes lies true...

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Apocalypse

2005 – Apocalypse

Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork

A Cork 2005, European Capital of Culture Commission...

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Books of Silence

2004 – Books of Silence

Latvian National Theatre, Riga, Latvia

An Andris Dzenitis chamber opera...

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Books of Silence

2004 – Books of Silence

Tramway Theatre, Glasgow

An Andris Dzenitis chamber opera...

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Each and Every Inch

2002 – Each…and Every Inch

CCA, Glasgow

I am the obsessional type, what type are you?

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Each and Every Inch

2002 – Each…and Every Inch

UsineC, Montreal

I am the obsessional type, what type are you?

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Black Over Red

2001 – Black over Red

Latvian National Opera, Riga

Based on Anna Akhmatova's Requiem...

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Black Over Red

2001 – Black over Red

Tramway Theatre, Glasgow

Based on Anna Akhmatova's Requiem...

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Electra

2001 – Electra

Celtes des Mondes Festival

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

2001 – Electra

International Fundateneo Festival, Caracas, Venezuela

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

2000 – Electra

Civic Theatre, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

2000 – Electra

An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

2000 – Electra

Town Hall, Galway, Ireland

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

2000 – Electra

Festival Centro Historico Ciudad

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

2000 – Electra

Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, Colombia

Queen of Revenge...

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Parallel lines

Parallel Lines – BITE 2000

Barbican Centre, London

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

Parallel Lines – BITE 2000

Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, Colombia

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Electra

1999 – Electra

CCA at McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

1999 – Electra

Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh

Queen of Revenge...

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Electra

1999 – Electra

Paisley Arts Centre (7th September)

Queen of Revenge...

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Parallel lines

1998 – Parallel Lines

UK Today Festival

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Prologue

1998 – Prologue

Belfast Festival, Stranmillis, Belfast, Ireland

Tell me a story, make it up for me...

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Parallel lines

1997 – Parallel Lines

British Council Tour to Croatia - Zagreb, Rijeka and Split

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

1997 – Parallel Lines

Opening event for the Belfast Waterfront Hall, Belfast Ireland

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

1997 – Parallel Lines

Project Arts Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Child lover

1995 – Child Lover

British Council Tour to Divadlo Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic

A tale by Michelle Roberts...

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Child lover

1995 – Child Lover

Scottish/Hungarian Festival
Budapest, Hungary

A tale by Michelle Roberts...

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Child lover

1995 - Child Lover

Scottish/Hungarian Festival
Pecs, Hungary

A tale by Michelle Roberts...

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Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Singapore Arts Festival

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

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Parallel lines

1997 - Parallel Lines

Dramsko Kazaliste Gavella
Zagreb

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

1997 - Parallel Lines

Hrvatski kulturni dom na Susaku
Rijeka

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

1997 - Parallel Lines

Hrvatsko narodno kazaliste Split
Slit

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

1997 - Parallel Lines

Freie Kammerspiele
Magdeburg

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Parallel lines

1997 - Parallel Lines

Neues Theatre
Munchen

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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11.96837
Parallel lines

1997 - Parallel Lines

Neues Theatre
Halle

James Joyce Molly Bloom's Soliloquy...

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Confined Human Condition

Confined Human Condition

From fear and desire to nothing...

Tron Theatre
17th – 19th September

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Confined Human Condition

Confined Human Condition

From fear and desire to nothing...

Brewery Arts Centre
10th September 2009

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Optical Identity

Optical Identity

Film screened at the Big Pond Adelaide Film Festival

Palace Cinema, Adelaide 2009

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Confined Human Condition

Confined Human Condition

From fear and desire to nothing...

Traverse Theatre
25th – 26th September 2009

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Bogota

April 2000 saw Cryptic take Parallel Lines and Electra to the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro, the performances sold out and the company will always remember in Colombia the high energy, warm hearted and a truly passionate audiences.

Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro

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Drama Centre

Optical Identity, commissioned by the Singapore Arts Festival 2007, and performed by Cryptic and the T’ang Quartet. Cryptic was resident in Singapore for four weeks creating Optical Identity with later performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, Alicante International Music Festival and around Scotland.

Singapore Arts Festival

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Tramway

Cryptic has performed at Tramway since 1994. A unique performance space with an international reputation, the former tram shed and transport museum was converted into a performance space in 1989 for Peter Brook’s Mahabharata and developed further when Glasgow was City of Culture 1990.

Tramway

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UsineC

In 2002 as part of our co-production with Supermusique, Montreal we toured Each … and every inch as part of the UK …. OK Festival. UsineC, a converted factory, programmes innovative performance and has been home to Carbone14, Chant Libre and Ex Machina.

Supermusique
UsineC

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Latvian National Opera

Cryptic’s first visit to Riga to work in co production with the Latvian Radio Choir. Black over Red performed as part of the European Month of Culture and the Homo Novus Festival in Riga before the Choir then came to Glasgow to perform at Tramway.

Latvian Radio Choir

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Black Over Red

2001 - Black over Red

Based on Anna Akhmatova's Requiem...

Co-production with the Latvian Radio Choir, Riga

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-73.639076
Each and Every Inch

2002 - Each... and Every Inch

I am the obsessional type, what type are you?

Co-production with Supermusique from Montreal

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24.10485
Books of Silence

2004 - Books of Silence

An Andris Dzenitis chamber opera...

Co-production with the Latvian Radio Choir, Riga

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Tunnel vision

2004 - Tunnel Visions

Paranoia, devotion, dependency. The story of the two reclusive Collyer brothers...

Collaboration with a designer from Montreal

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-73.639076
Child lover

1995 - Child Lover

A tale by Michelle Roberts...

Collaborated with performers from Montreal

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103.819836
Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

Co-production with the T’ang Quartet and collaborated with artists from Singapore and Zurich.

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2.350987
Bonjour Tristesse

1994 - Bonjour Tristesse

Based on Francoise Sagan's classic seductive novel...

Collaborated with performers from Paris

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4.890935
An-ocean-of-rain

2008 - An Ocean of Rain

A chamber opera by Yannis Kyrikides...

Co-production with MAE Ensemble, Amsterdam

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8.538033
Optical Identity

2007 - Optical Identity

Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, a sensory world of escape...

Co-production with the T’ang Quartet and collaborated with artists from Zurich.

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53.344104
-6.267494
Parallel lines

1996 - Parallel Lines

James Joyce Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy...

Collaborated with performers from Dublin

45.545447
-73.639076
Celle la

1997 - Celle-la

Scottish premiere of Daniel Danis' award winning text...

Collaborated with performers from Montreal

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19.040758
Prologue

1998 - Prologue

Tell me a story, make it up for me...

Co-production with the Shamans from Budapest

Tell me a story, make it up for me...

51.220581
4.399722
Electra

1999 - Electra

Queen of Revenge...

Collaborated with performers from Antwerp