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OLIVIERS 2014: Reflection - Best Actress In A Musical

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OLIVIERS 2014: Reflection - Best Actress In A Musical

Having seen most of the nominees for Best Actress In A Musical I do think that the competition this year was tough. While I thoroughly enjoyed Zrinka Cvitesic's performance in Once I felt that she really was no match for Rosalie Craig in The Light Princess.

While The Light Princess had a limited run and received mixed reviews (note: I loved it) all critics agreed that Craig's portrayal of Althea was simply stunning.

Some may dismiss the 'floating' elements of the role as a novelty or gimmick but I felt that it really showed the versatility of Rosalie Craig. I'm not a performer myself but I can't imagine belting out the songs the way she did while suspended upside down in mid-air is an easy feat.

I did think that Cvitesic gave a good performance in Once but in my opinion Rosalie Craig truly deserved the Olivier here.

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Natalie O'Donoghue Natalie has been an avid theatre goer since attending her first production of Blood Brothers in London at age 12 . She currently juggles the day job and the weekend job with fitting in as many theatre shows as possible. Based in Glasgow, most of her theatre visits are in her home city or through in Edinburgh. However, she has been known to stray to the West End as frequently as her bank balance allows.


 

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