Craig Adams is a composer, lyricist, and arranger.

    In 2012 he was Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Finborough Theatre, facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network UK. Craig’s first musical LIFT, developed in association with Perfect Pitch, received its world premiere at the Soho Theatre in February 2013 and is now being licensed around the world – productions in California, Korea and Mexico – with an Off Broadway run in November 2013 and a WhatsOnStage nomination for Best Original Score 2014. His musical adaptation of THERESE RAQUIN, opened at the Finborough Theatre in March 2014 and transferred to the Park Theatre to rave reviews. The Original Cast album was released on First Night Records in August 2015 and is available on iTunes.
    Recent work includes: an adaptation of the Terry Pratchett novel SOUL MUSIC for YMT:UK, which premiered in August 2014 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston; DEFECT, Arts Educational School, London, June 2015 directed by Ned Bennett – this show is now in further development.
    He recently received the Perfect Pitch/Theatre Royal Stratford East Award to write SINKING WATER with Daniel York and is working on a new show with collaborator Andrew Doyle.

    Other writing includes: PACK and HINDLE WAKES (Finborough Theatre); PINOCCHIO and 101 DALMATIANS (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough); GHOSTS OF THE PAST and 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, which they subsequently toured the UK with. Other work includes numerous concerts, shows and albums.

    He is currently working on a commission for Perfect Pitch and Theatre Royal Stratford East called 'Sinking Water' with Daniel York and a new show with collaborator Andrew Doyle called 'The Guinea Pig Club'.  



    Craig Adams and Daniel York win the Perfect Pitch and Stratford East award to write 'Sinking Water'.
    'Sinking Water' is a play with music that will explore the events of the 5th February 2004, when 23 Chinese men and women lost their lives on the shore of Morecambe Bay.
    'Sinking Water' has been heralded by the musical theatre star Michael Ball as “stirring, thoughtful and beautiful” and was chosen from 200 other hopefuls as the winner of the Perfect Pitch musical theatre writing award.


    'Thérèse Raquin' @Parktheatre
    **** 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 Raquin) is a one-of-a-kind musical, both ambitious & 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

    WhatsOnStage nomination Best Original Score 2014 - LIFT, Soho Theatre



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    Craig is represented by Michelle Lotherington

    Tel: +44 20 8150 6863


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