Craig was the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Finborough Theatre in 2012, facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network UK.
Craig’s first musical LIFT (developed in association with Perfect Pitch), premiered at the Soho Theatre in February 2013 and is now being licensed around the world (productions in California, Korea & Mexico), with an off Broadway run in November 2013 and a WhatsOnStage nomination for Best Original Score 2014.
His musical adaptation of Thérèse Raquin, opened at the Finborough Theatre in 2014 and transferred to the Park Theatre to rave reviews. The original cast album was released in 2015 (First Night Records). It is also available on iTunes.
Other recent work includes: an adaptation of the Terry Pratchett novel Soul Music(YMT:UK) which premiered in 2014 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Defect – Arts Educational School London 2015. This show is now in further development.
Craig recently received the Perfect Pitch/Theatre Royal Stratford East Award to write Sinking Water with Daniel York. He is also working on a new show with collaborator Andrew Doyle.
Other writing includes: Pack & Hindle Wakes – Finborough Theatre, Pinocchio & 101Dalmatians – Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, Ghosts of The Past & The Watchers – YMT:UK, Ballet People – The Place, Battlement – Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA, Let Him Have Justice – Cochrane Theatre, Spell, The Frog Prince – Wimbledon Studio Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, Alice In Wonderland – Edinburgh Festival and tour.
As an Arranger and Musical Director, Craig has recently recorded with Kerry Ellis on her new self-titled album, with which they toured the UK.
He is currently working on a dance/theatre adaptation of the acclaimed children’s book Bob Robber and Dancing Jane, entitled Shadowthief, for which he is seeking development and producers.
Thérèse Raquin– Park Theatre ****Independent ****Telegraph ****Evening Standard ****Time Out
“Craig Adams’s complex, eloquent score pulls you in with the bold unpredictability of its questing melodic lines and twisted harmonic textures”. Paul Taylor, Independent
“.. with a dark, brooding, insinuating score by Craig Adams, with echoes of Adam Guettel’s questing, restless melodic intelligence (Thérèse Paquin) is a one-of-a-kind musical, both ambitious and resonant”. Mark Shenton, The Stage
“Each note of Craig Adams’s modern score is a brutal little nick of the scalpel”. Bella Todd, Time Out
photograph credits: Darren Bell photography