Thank you, Cheltenham 2016!
Clive: "Three more 'She' shows are completed, and I want to send my congratulations to everyone involved. It was a fantastic production which really brought the story to life. As I watched each show, I quite literally forgot I had written it, and got sucked into the adventure that unfolded before me.
This show has got better each time we have tackled it... from our original appearance on that Polish DVD all the way through to where we are now, I have seen this musical mature and develop into what I experienced last night, and thanks to all the people involved along the journey we now have a great show!
I could wax lyrical about each and everyone one of you... Mark Westwood tussling with his mixing desk like Spock trying to prevent the Enterprise computer from closing down... Iain David Richardson and tightly run 'prop regime'... Alec Morris bringing such great atmosphere with his lighting... Magdalena Grabias furiously spreading the word across the internet, and then diving into the foyer to force people to buy every piece of merchandise available... Dylan stepping up for stage manager...The amazing Natalie Barnett and Caron Morgan who managed to juggle babies and still have the scenery and costumes looking brilliant... The much welcomed nutritional support provided by Maggi Lewis... The chorus (Alexander White, Ethan Barnett, Ron Milsom, Colin Greene, Ollie West, Joy-Amy Wigman, Katie East and the 'dancy' Emily Frechter) offering such a wonderful variety of character and flavour... Verity Smith turning a 'handmaiden' into a fully formed central character.... Ross Andrews threading his high priest through the story, and gently manoeuvring people into the right places... Gemma Louise Edwards offering such a vibrant and sympathetic Ustane... the wonderful Chris Lewis and and the range that defies testicles... The romantic Robbie Gardner who can't wait to get undressed on stage... and then there is the star of the show, Victoria Bolley, who has truly grasped and owned the role of Ayesha - she may be little, but there was no doubt she had to be obeyed!
‘SHE’ Official Bootleg DVD Pre-sale
The DVD is the second official Caamora Theatre Company bootleg. This production of Clive’s first musical, ‘SHE’, was performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse on September 4th 2015 as part of the event celebrating 10 Years of Clive Nolan Musicals.
This is a theatrical version of the musical directed by Ian Baldwin and featuring a new song and a brand new cast, including Victoria Bolley (Ayesha), Robbie Gardner (Leo), Gemma Louise Edwards (Ustane), Chris Lewis (Holly), Ross Andrews (Billali), Verity Smith (Rehani), Ian Baldwin (Job) and the Caamora Chorus.
Warning: due to technical limitations, the only sound available was from the cameras. The DVD will be dispatched in September.
Profits will go into the production of Clive's next musical, 'King's Ransom'.
Clive: "Most probably this is the last chance to experience "SHE" live, as we are about to embark on an entirely new journey together with Professor King and his companions..."
Clive's Guest Performance on the New SETI Album!
Clive has recorded guest solo keyboard parts for the forthcoming album of the Chilean band, SETI. The band's third album, 'Bold Travels' is now available for pre-order! SETI is one of several progressive rock projects of Claudio Momberg. This versatile keyboard player is known from bands like Taurus, Subterra and Quarks as well as his long-term involvement in Clive's Caamora Theatre Company. Momberg took part in numerous Nolan-related concerts and theatre shows around Europe and South America.
'Bold Travels' is scheduled for release this August! The album will feature Chilean musicians: Jaime Scalpello (vocals), Paula Vilches (vocals), José Luis Ramos (bass), Juan Ricardo Weiler (drums), Gabriel Hidalgo (guitars) and Claudio Momberg (keyboards, bass, guitar, backing vocals), with special guest performances from renowned prog celebrities: Clive Nolan (keyboard solos), Steve Rothery (Marillion) (guitars) and Damian Wilson (vocals). The album cover was designed by another Caamora Company artist, Ron Milsom.
Clive: "Another great SETI album from Claudio Momberg, and I had the pleasure of playing on this one! Good luck with the album Claudio!"
'She' Returns to Cheltenham this September!
This autumn the Caamora Theatre Company will return to Cheltenham with Clive's first musical 'She'. This will be the third production of 'She' performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse and with only a few weeks left, the rehearsals are in full swing now. The shows will take place during the weekend (September 2nd and 3rd): Friday evening, Saturday evening and a Saturday matinee. Tickets are available at the theatre or online HERE. Special weekend deals allow you to buy tickets for two shows and get the third one free.
Clive: "There are the Cheltenham Playhouse performances of 'She' coming up in only a few weeks. How quickly they have arrived! Rehearsals are now underway, and I am looking forward to our latest venture with this particular musical. I must say this may well be the last time we perform 'She' for a while, so try not to miss it." ;)
'King's Ransom' Cast Announced!
It is our great pleasure to announce the cast of Clive's new musical, 'King's Ransom'. The musical, that takes us back to the universe of Professor King and his companions, is scheduled for release in early 2017. The album will feature 11 principal characters, a chorus and a host of musicians. The recordings have now begun and some musical snippets together with a synopsis of the story will be available soon!
Clive: "I am proud to present the cast for ‘King’s Ransom’: and what a cast! This is a wonderful gathering of superb talent and I look forward to recording all their vocal work for posterity."
For more details about the musical visit 'King's Ransom' facebook page HERE