Award-winning English actress Rosalie Craig is noted for her musical theatre performances, collecting an Evening Standard Award and an Olivier nomination for her role in the National Theatre’s A LIGHT PRINCESS in 2013.
However her last West End appearance as Caitlin Carney was far more dramatic, joining the final cast of Jez Butterworth’s acclaimed new play THE FERRYMAN, about a family living in rural Ireland during the Troubles in the 80’s, which completed its extended run on 19 May at the Gielgud Theatre. It’s a venue that Rosalie will get to know well by the end of the year, returning to the theatre with Patti LuPone in Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in September.
I left this Caitlin sketch for Rosalie at the Gielgud, which she signed and returned this week.
The Light Princess is a dark Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald, published in 1864. It revolves around a princess who loses her mother and her gravity, so floats in the air. She also lacks moral gravity, incapable of real feeling and laughs at everything – her way of blocking out pain and responsibility.
It was the inspiration for the National Theatre musical production and six years in the making. It was adapted by Samuel Adamson with music and lyrics by Tori Amos, directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Marianne Elliot.
Rosalie Craig is the Light Princess, Althea. The Evening Standard said “Rosalie Craig is stunningly good.” She won the newspapers Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance and is nominated for a What’s On Stage Award.