More News of 'King's Ransom'!
Clive: "I’m pleased to say that ‘King’s Ransom’, my new musical will be released on ‘Verglas’ records! It has been the label for Arena for the last 20 years and I’m hoping some of that gold dust will rub off on this new show. King’s Ransom is set in the same ‘universe’ as ‘Alchemy’ and takes place about two years after those events. The characters of Professor King, William Gardelle and Eva Bonaduce are still with us, alongside a host of new and vibrant protagonists. The ‘book’, lyrics and most of the music is now written, and my guess is that recording will begin in October, with a release early next year. I will announce the cast and musicians shortly.
Meanwhile, here is the wonderful artwork that will be the principal image for 'King’s Ransom': this picture has been created by the excellent Mark Buckingham.
Like both the precious shows (‘She’ and ‘Alchemy’), this has been a major writing project for me, and it’s not over yet. Nevertheless, I look forward to recording 'King’s Ransom', and hearing all those fantastic musicians and singers do what they do best!
I’d like to thank all of you who have been supporting my musicals over these years. I hope you will enjoy what the future holds. The adventure continues…"
Pendragon Goes on Tour!
The "Masquerade Overture" 20th anniversary tour begins on May 12th in Paris. The band will perform in 11 European venues including the SOLD OUT Zoetermeer Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Katowice Wyspianski Theatre, Verona Club Il Giardino and more. To commemorate the tour, the show in Poland will be filmed for DVD by Metal Mind Productions. The 2016 "Masquerade Overture' shows will feature Christina Booth (Magenta) and Verity Smith (Caamora) on additional vocals.
Clive: "Wow… 20 years since "Masquerade Overture"! It’s hard to believe. This is a great album, and I can’t wait to get out on tour with the boys (and girls) and perform all the songs. This will be a terrific set of gigs… see you on tour!"
More abot Pendragon HERE
Norwegian 'Alchemy' Artwork Designed!
A brand new Norwegian production of Clive's second musical, 'Alchemy' is being prepared for a series of shows to be performed in May 2017. With the majority of the roles cast and regular rehearsals being held, Caamora Norway project is developing at a fast pace. The artwork for "Alchemy", designed by a renown Norwegian artist, Kirsten Knoph Viita, is the latest addition to the carefully drawn production plan leading up to the shows.
Clive: "I am very pleased with the way things are going with Caamora Norway, and the icing on the cake is the new artwork for the shows in May next year. Bright and colourful, which makes an excellent contrast to the official UK poster. This will end up as posters, adverts, T-shirts and much more. I definitely want a T-shirt! :-)
‘Alchemy’ in Norway… coming soon!!"
A big thank you to Kirsten Knoph Viita for designing the artwork and to Stig Andre Clason for creating its digital version.
More about 'Alchemy' HERE
One More Evening with Clive Nolan and Friends!
On September 17th, 2016 Clive will perform in Villamblain, France! During this intimate event you will hear songs from Clive's projects including his musicals, ‘She’, ‘Alchemy’ and the forthcoming "King's Ransom", performed in original theatre costumes.
The show will feature the talents of The Caamora Theatre Company artists: Clive himself on keyboards and vocals, the legends of progressive rock scene, Christina Booth (Magenta) and Alan Reed and Caamora exquisite soprano, Gemma Louise Edwards! Clive and Friends will also be joined by their special guests, Laetitia Chaudemanche and Terence N'Guyen (guitar) of the French band Weend’ô. The soloists will be supported by the Caamora Chorus members, Ollie West, Ron Milsom and Magdalena Grabias.
The evening will begin with an acoustic act from Weend’ô (trio) and finish with a buffet and a friendly meeting with the artists.
New Horizons for the Musicals
Clive: “It is with both excitement and sadness that I announce the parting of ways with Metal Mind regarding the future musicals. It’s time to see if we can reach out to new audiences and perhaps take the new shows down some slightly different pathways. Metal Mind continues to be a company I love working with, and they will still be marketing ‘She’ and ‘Alchemy’ (amongst many other things). Their support has always been a great part of what I do and I hope we will still be working together on new ideas along the way.
A change like this certainly comes with consequences, many of which will become clear over the next few months, but having written most of ‘King’s Ransom’ as well as making great progress on ‘Dark Fables’, I look forward to seeing where we can take these shows next! I have always considered the followers of my musicals to be a loyal and enthusiastic community, and I dearly wish this will both continue and grow. There are some thrilling developments ahead, which will definitely require your support, but with a fair wind behind us, perhaps we can take the shows to new heights! So, never was Professor King more right… ‘It seems our work is not yet done!’ “