"King's Ransom" Cheltenham 2018: Thank you!
On September 8th the Cheltenham Playhouse saw the return of Clive and his troupe, The Caamora Theatre Company. The 2018 rendition of Clive’s third musical, “King’s Ransom”, was performed to commemorate the life and work of Clive’s long-time friend and the show’s original director, Ian Baldwin.
Clive: "This year’s performance of “King's Ransom” saw everyone up their game yet again. Following the excellent directorial structure provided by the omnipresent Ian Baldwin, with a few terrific tweaks thanks to Ross Andrews’ supervisory role, we had our best show yet. I hope Ian would be very proud!
I’m not going to start writing lists of ‘thank yous’ or ‘special mentions’. It’s simple… The cast, the crew and the audience were, without exception, brilliant… thank you so much for making this very emotional tribute to Ian such a memorable one."
More about "King's Ransom" HERE
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!”