'The Fire and the Quest 2': Cheltenham 2017!
Clive Nolan and the Caamora Theatre Company will return to the Cheltenham Playhouse for the second edition of “The Fire and the Quest”! During the mini festival the audience will be able to see two of Clive’s musicals: ‘Alchemy’ and ‘King’s Ransom’, being the next adventure of Professor King and his companions.
Clive: “After the success of the Fire and the Quest 2015, I am happy to announce that the Fire and the Quest will return in 2017. This time round we will be performing ‘Alchemy’ followed by the debut production of ‘King’s Ransom’, which I hope we will also be recording for an official DVD release. Don’t wait to long to book your tickets!”
The 'Fire and the Quest 2’ will take place at the Cheltenham Playhouse at the very start of September 2017, and will be a similar format to the one we did in 2015.
Here is the schedule...
Friday 1st September - 'Alchemy' (directed by Ian Baldwin)
Saturday Afternoon 2nd September - 'Beyond the Veil' (the acoustic show)
Saturday evening 2nd September - debut of 'King's Ransom' (directed by Ian Baldwin)
There will also be some 'extra features' including 'The Victorian Seance' which will take place later on the Friday (where Ross Andrews will be taking us through some of the tricks of the trade that mediums used to use to 'perform' their communications with the spirit world (£15)). This should a lot of fun!
Also for some there will be an option to attend the final dress rehearsal (on Thursday August 31st) of 'King's Ransom' introduced by Clive - This will be a limited number. Please be aware that this rehearsal may consist of stops and starts, as well as the more noticeable presence of cameras and crew. Then there is of course the much enjoyed 'after-party' to round off the weekend.
CAAMORA NORWAY: CAST OF 'ALCHEMY' 2017!
There are three shows of ‘Alchemy’ scheduled for May 2017 in Norway. The cast has now been confirmed and the rehearsals have begun. The shows will feature Clive Nolan as Professor King, Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen as Amelia Darvas, Eirikur Hauksson as Lord Henry Jagman, Harriet Müller-Tyl as Eva Bonaduce, Lars Helge Throndsen as William Gardelle, Håkon Paulsen Christensen as Greaves, Christine Ekeberg as Jessamine and Mrs Muncey, Hans Andreas Brandal as Thomas Anzeray and Milosh and Finn Mathisenas Captain Farrell. More details will be revealed soon!
Clive: “We now have the final cast for the Caamora Norway shows in May. A wonderfully diverse group of singers – I look forward to working with them over the next few months.”
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!"