It’s Movie Time!
Clive: “It’s movie time guys! As you may know, I have signed both ‘Alchemy' and ‘King’s Ransom’ to a film company with a view to bringing these musicals to the silver screen. As always for such a project, we need your support. Remember, we are not attempting to ‘fundraise' here, we are looking for investors. If you put money in, we have every hope and intention that you will get it back, with due rewards.
We have just returned from Norway where we were scouting for possible locations for both of the movies. It’s important that we keep moving forward with the project while we work on raising the budget. I’m glad to say we have found a whole load of great locations, which will hopefully feature in these films!
Now is the time to raise awareness of the project, and with that in mind I’d like to invite you to our new ‘Professor King Chronicles’ Facebook page where we will be keeping you informed about the development and production of these movies. We need your support for this, so please ‘like’ and follow us… be part of the magic!”
"The Professor King Chronicles" Website!
In 2018 works will begin on the two films based on Clive Nolan's Steampunk musicals, "Alchemy" and "King's Ransom". The films will be produced and directed by an acclaimed filmmaker, Neil Monaghan. For details about the project, visit our new website!
Clive: "It will soon be time to start moving forward with the ‘Professor King movies’ -that means finding investors as well as scouting locations and continuing to adapt the scripts for screen. So, for all you, potential movie moguls out there, we have set up a website where you can get a clear picture of the project and a chance to invest".
Arena on Tour!
In April and May Arena will play concerts in numerous European countries and Canada. The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the band’s most successful albums, “The Visitor”. During the shows, the audiences will be able to hear the album live in its entirety, while the second part will consist of the best of Arena. The tour will coincide with the release of the band’s ninth album “Double Vision”, which will be available on tour.
Clive: “So here comes the new Arena album, ‘Double Vision’, and the tour! I have to say I am looking forward to this one a great deal. There has been a real buzz about the album, and indeed a lot of interest in Arena playing the Visitor again. This isn’t the easiest album to play, but it is an enjoyable challenge. We are using videos to enhance the visitor experience, so I look forward to being a part of our best show yet!”
”King’s Ransom” VINYL Pre-sale!
Clive Nolan’s third musical (first released on CD in 2017) is now out on vinyl. “King’s Ransom” vinyl will be released by We Låve Rock Music! in Norway and it will constitute an attractive set of 3 deep red vinyl records, triple gatefold cover featuring artwork by Mark Buckingham and the whole set of lyrics printed on the sleeves. The vinyl is now available for pre-sale online from We Låve Rock Music! (Norway), and our ONLINE STORE (UK).
Clive: “This is a very exciting development in the adventure of “King’s Ransom” – a triple vinyl release – it’s a thing of beauty. I want one! A massive thank you to the Vikings for the initiative and releasing the vinyl. You never stop surprising!”
Farewell to Ian Baldwin!
It is with great sadness we inform you that Ian Baldwin, our talented director, a fantastic guy and a beloved friend, passed away on Sunday, January 21st. Ian joined the Caamora Theatre Company in 2013. Within the last 5 years he directed the theatre versions of all 3 of Clive Nolan's musicals: "Alchemy" (2014, 2015, 2017), "She" (2015, 2016) and "King's Ransom" (2017). The shows were performed in Cheltenham and in the off-West End in London and were all successful, enjoyable, and met with enthusiasm of critics and audiences alike. Ian will also be remembered for an array of wonderful performances in all the shows, especially the comedy parts - the roles of Job in "She" and Captain Fergus Maunder in "King's Ransom". We will all remember his creative genius, persistence, patience, reliability, great sense of humour, wit, and warmth. Thank you for everything, Ian. You will not be forgotten!
Clive: "Ian passed away this morning - this is heartbreaking - a great guy and the best ‘partner in crime’ I could have wished for... Rest in peace old son - your story is not over yet!"
‘The Professor King Chronicles’
Clive: “At the end of last year, I signed a major contract with a film production company, with a view to turning both ‘Alchemy’ and ‘King’s Ransom’ into full theatrical-release feature films.
This is a very exciting development in the ongoing journey of these musicals. As with any film project it is now all about raising the budget. Since both stories share some characters and locations, we plan to shoot the movies back to back. This will
dramatically lower the overall production cost.
This is not a fundraising exercise where people very kindly donate money. This is a significant investment opportunity in a large-scale project, with a real chance of making a profit.
We already have many extremely talented cast members, but we will also be recruiting named actors, singers and musical theatre stars to give the films solid commercial appeal. Naturally our budget level is a determining factor in which stars we can attract.
We have produced a detailed investment prospectus available to anyone interested in joining us. Simply private message me and I’ll send you the information.
As a taster, here is a SHORT VIDEO outlining our plans.
Is this an ambitious plan? Certainly.
But it is costed, realistic and achievable. Why not join us and become part of something truly special?”
Pendragon 40th Anniversary Shows!
Pendragon have announced 3 shows to be performed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the band! The shows will take place in London (UK), Zoetermeer (NL), and Pratteln (CH) in November 2018.
Pendragon: “Each of these special extended 'not to be missed' shows will showcase the 40 years of music by the band from the earliest years (some stuff you have probably never ever heard live!) right up to the current releases and we will have some special guests on stage alongside the regular line up… not only that but we’re going to record it all for a massive commemorative 40th anniversary release.
We’re really looking forward to celebrating with you all and of course look forward to the next 40 years!”
Clive Nolan and Friends House Concert in France!
Clive: "My first gig of 2018 takes place in France on 17th February, which is a good place to start a year! It’s a house gig, and I’m really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces there. Gemma will be coming out with me to sing, and I’m sure we will have some fun!
I'd like to thank Thomas and Agnes for organising the event and Fabien for designing the poster."
Clive Nolan features in Animated Film!
In October 2017 Clive recorded a voice-over for the Polish animated production written and directed by a prolific and highly acclaimed filmmaker, Joanna Polak. A short film entitled “Woolworld” tells a story of Mr. Wooly and his friends, who live in a world made of wool. The protagonist is not happy with his life and hopes for a change that will make his existence more interesting. Unfortunately for him, his wish comes true…
Clive recorded an English version of the voice-over, including the narration and the monologues of the main character. The official premiere of the film will take place at The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures (Centrum Spotkania Kultur) in Lublin, Poland on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Subsequently, the film will be screened at the major film festivals around the world.
Clive: “A while ago I recorded a voice over for a rather unusual short film. In this animated production, everything is made of wool, and I took on the persona of ‘Mr Woolly’, something I never expected to add to my CV. Actually, it was a lot of fun… if you get a chance, please check it out. Good luck to Joanna and the whole team at the premiere!”
"Woolworld" trailer will be available right after the premiere.