"King's Ransom is out now!
Clive Nolan: "Great news, the ‘King’s Ransom’ CDs are here! The right music is on the disks and the pages are in the right order (you may laugh, but I have experienced some epic fails over the years)… in fact, the whole package looks (and sounds!) excellent… ;) It represents several years work, and I must admit to some pride in the finished result…. Featuring terrific performances from a ‘galaxy of stars’, along with marvelous artwork. The best one yet, I think!
Anyone coming to the ‘Fire and the Quest 2’ shows can pick up their order at the theatre. Apologies to everyone else, but I may not be able to send out the other orders until I’m back from these shows (beginning of the week of the 4th September)."
"The Fire and the Quest 2" Separate Tickets On Sale!
Since August 1st 2017 you can buy tickets for every show separately. The shows are part of "The Fire and the Quest 2" festival celebrating the musicals of Clive Nolan. All events will take plays at the Cheltenham Playhouse. The schedule is as follows:
September 1st at 7.30 p.m. "Alchemy" - full theatrical production directed by Ian Baldwin and featuring new cast members. (Price £20)
September 2nd at 1 p.m. "Beyond the Veil" - acoustic concert hosted by Clive Nolan and featuring live band and international guests. (Price £20)
September 2nd at 7.30 p.m. "King's Ransom" - the world premiere of Clive Nolan's third musical. Full theatrical production directed by Ian Baldwin. (Price £20)
On September 1st (after "Alchemy") you can also take part in "The Victorian Seance" during which Ross Andrews, a TV presenter specialising in ghosts and other paranormal phenomena, will take us through some of the tricks of the trade that the 19th century mediums used to 'perform' their communications with the spirit world. (Price £15)
Book your tickets HERE
Arena Tour and New Album!
Arena will be back on tour in 2018 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of "The Visitor". The tour will also support the release of the new album entitled "Double Vision" scheduled for release later in 2018. Tickets for the concerts will be available soon.
Clive: "Not long now before Arena kicks back into action with a new album and a tour. The album ‘Double Vision’ is being written at the moment, and we will record it in January/February. Then comes the tour… a 20 year celebration of 'The Visitor' album. It will be the first time in 20 years that the band will play the album live, in full. Don’t miss it… I cannot see it happening again."
More about Arena HERE
Pendragon Back On tour!
Pendragon will perform a series of concerts in the autumn 2017. In September, for the first time in history the band will visit Japan. Next, they will return to Quebec, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The tour will be concluded in November in London.
Clive: "It’s back to Pendragon soon, with our first visit to Japan followed by Quebec some more European dates. This will be a chance to try the new keyboard out! Hope to see you on tour!"
Thank you, Caamora Norway!
In May 2017 Caamora Norway debuted with an all-Norwegian production of Clive's musical "Alchemy". The shows took place in Sætre (sold out show), Kolbotn and at the Mysen Høytorp fort and featured Clive Nolan in his original role of Professor Samuel King, and the talented theatre artists and musicians from Norway, including Eirikur Hauksson as Lord Henry Jagman, Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen as Amelia Darvas, Harriet Müller-Tyl as Eva Bonaduce, Christine Ekeberg as Jessamine and Mrs. Muncey, and many others. The singers were accompanied by the instrumentalists from the progressive rock band The Windmill. The Norwegian shows met with enthusiastic reception from the audiences and critics alike, which was reflected in numerous positive reviews in the local press. The final show at the Mysen Fort was filmed for DVD, which will be released later this year. Hopefully, Caamora Norway will return with the next Nolan production soon.
Clive: “I am now sitting back in the UK after a two week adventure in Norway. And this was indeed quite an adventure, culminating to some wonderful performances of ‘Alchemy’!
If I try to thank everyone, this list will go on forever, and I would still manage to miss some people, so, if I may, just some highlights… Thanks you to Morten L Clason for interrupting my breakfast on 6th September 2015, where the seeds of ‘Alchemy Norway’ were sown. About 20 months later, and we did it! I say ‘we’ but this time, it was a pretty easy ride for me. Morten along with the lovely Ingar Diskerud, and Are Høidal managed to get this whole machine moving along, whilst Magdalena Grabias and Astraea Antal scurried around promoting the events. The final result at the Hoytorp Fort was truly spectacular… I loved it!
Massive thanks to the band, the chorus and of course the marvellous principals for their part in this terrific show: you were all superb and there was some excellent singing and acting on that stage which was great fun to be a part of. The sound, the lights and the video just added to the excellence of the evening!
There were also so many wonderful details: the programme, tickets, posters, the terrific costumes, photographs, filming, and of course the much welcomed catering from what I privately called ‘Team Hilde’ (there were at least three of them: Hilde Johanne Eriksen Clason, Hilde Klepper Eriksen, Hilde Chistiansen along with Siren Iversen Diskerud, Geir Eriksen, Tove-Lill Grefslie and Pål H. Christiansen).
It says on the back of the programme that ‘Caamora Norway will return’…. well you can “take is as a fact, you can bet your final pound” that they certainly will… “our work is not yet done!” Thank you again, everyone!!"