Clive Nolan 'Hidden Treasure' CD!
We are happy to announce the PRE-SALE of a new CD with material by Clive Nolan. 'Hidden Treasure' is a collection of demos, oddities and unreleased material from 'She' and 'Alchemy'. All songs on this album are never-heard-before versions performed by the stellar cast of singers and instrumentalists involved in both projects over the last 10 years. The album includes an impressive booklet featuring Clive's reminiscences, photos and interesting trivia concerning the songs, with excellent artwork by Kylan Amos and Mark Buckingham. 'Hidden Treasure' will be ready to be dispatched in mid-July. All funds raised from the CD will go to support the production of Clive's musicals. For more details about the album and the performers, visit our internet shop, The Lost Tribe Emporium.
Clive: “The perfect present - don’t get one when you can get four! ;) I think if you are a follower of what we have been doing with these musicals over the last years, then this makes a very interesting accompaniment to the whole story.”
Pre-order 'Hidden Treasure' HERE
Mark Buckingham Creates Queen Ayesha!
Mark Buckingham, a famous DC Comics artist, has created the picture of Queen Ayesha which will represent the protagonist of 'She' in the future releases and publishings related to Clive Nolan's musical. Buckingham and Nolan first met in 2012. The meeting resulted in what has become the most recognisable image of Professor Samuel King, the hero of Clive's second musical, 'Alchemy'. Mark also designed the logo for Nolan's jubilee event, 'The Fire and the Quest', bringing together the main characters of two musicals in one picture.
Clive Nolan: “It was a real stroke of luck meeting Mark. I have always loved the flavour of graphic art - we touched on this with the 'Pepper's Ghost' album from Arena. The chance to apply Mark's talents to the musicals was irresistible. I still harbour the hope to see 'Alchemy' as a full graphic novel - who knows.”
Mark Buckingham has been working in comics for over 28 years, building a reputation for design, storytelling and a chameleon like diversity of art styles. He is known for his work on numerous comics including Miracleman (Marvelman), Hellblazer, Sandman, Death, Shade the Changing Man, Generation-X, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Doctor Who, The Titans and Peter Parker: Spider-man.
'The Fire and the Quest' SOLD OUT!
We are proud to announce that Clive Nolan's jubilee event, 'The Fire and the Quest' is now SOLD OUT! The mini festival will celebrate 10 years of Clive's musicals with the premiere of the new productions of 'She' and 'Alchemy' and the acoustic concert featuring special guests. Rehearsals have already begun and works on scenery and costumes are in full swing now. The casts and the production team are getting ready for what will be their biggest venture of 2015.
Clive Nolan: "I am very happy to hear that the 'Fire and the Quest' event is now sold out! With three and a half months to go, we can now concentrate our energies on the actual shows. I must admit I am curious to see the new production of 'She', complete with a new character and new material. We also have some great guests for Saturday afternoon as well. Right... lots to do!"
Rehearsals to begin soon!
With only four months left until Clive Nolan's jubilee festival, 'The Fire and the Quest' in Cheltenham, the preparations for the shows are about to begin. The new productions of 'She' and 'Alchemy', require new sceneries, new set of costumes and props and great deal of creative thinking and planning. The reheasals schedules are now being finalised and the casts of both musicals will soon be able to begin intensive work on the scripts.
Ian Baldwin (the director): "The rehearsal schedule is just being finalised, rehearsal CDs being pressed and a rehearsal script being prepared for the start of a new Caamora journey along a previously trodden path… but featuring a new song, a new character and a new cast in 'She' as well as some changes to enhance the flow and understanding of the story. It will be similar… but very different!"
'Job's Lament' Recorded!
We are happy to announce that a new 'She' song, performed by Ian Baldwin, the director of the new production, also cast in the role of Job, has been now recorded! Job is a new character introduced into the musical in early 2015. The new song is designed to serve as a comic relief in the show. Job, who in H.R. Haggard’s novel is a tragic character destined to die in the foreign Kingdom of Kor, in Nolan’s musical serves a different purpose. A faithful servant and companion of Leo and Holly, Job offers words of caution and advice to his friends, who, blinded by Queen Ayesha, fail to notice dangers surrounding them. ‘Job’s Lament’ is a humorous, witty song, offering an insight into a down-to-earth attitude of the 19th century Englishman. The song, as performed by Ian is an entertaining addition to the otherwise dark and serious story.
New Cast Confirmed!
The cast for the new 2015 production of ‘She’ has been now confirmed. For the first time in the musical’s history the show will be performed by entirely different cast. The original four actors, Agnieszka Swita, Clive Nolan, Christina Booth and Alan Reed have promised to watch the show from the audience. The cast of the September show will feature Victoria Bolley as Queen Ayesha (Victoria debuted in the role of Ayesha in the 2012 matinee show played by the understudies), Robbie Gardner as Leo Vincey, Chris Lewis as Horace Holly (alongside Victoria, Chris played Holly in the 2012 matinee show), and Gemma Louise Edwards, a new Caamora Company singer, as Ustane. The production will feature three more characters, originally not included in the musical: Ross Andrews as Billali, Verity Smith as Rehani (Billali and Rehani were introduced into the show in 2012 for the sake of the UK theatre premiere), and Ian Baldwin as a brand new character, Job.
New Song Written for 'She'!
A brand new production of 'She', prepared for the September 'Fire and the Quest' mini festival, will feature new characters and new material.
Clive Nolan: "I have dug out the dusty manuscripts of 'She' and actually written a new song! The first part in my re-working of this musical... I find ‘She’ is rather too dark and serious throughout and I was keen to bring in a little bit of light relief. And... I was thinking about incorporating a new character into the show for some time. So, the new song is called ‘Job’s Lament’ and it features our new character, Job, trying to persuade his friends, Leo and Holly, that they really should get far away from the Queen and her underground domain. I must say I'm very happy with the song, but technically this will be a tough one to sing..."
'She' returns to the Cheltenham Playhouse!
We are happy to announce an event extraordinaire designed to celebrate 10 years of Clive Nolan's musicals! A two-day-long festival will take place at the Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre on September 4th-5th, 2015. The event will see the return of 'She', revised and rewritten especially for the occasion (Friday), as well as the 'West End' version of Clive Nolan's second musical, 'Alchemy' (Saturday). Additionally, 'Beyond the Veil' will offer a chance to meet the composer and the Caamora Theatre Company artists for an afternoon of acoustic music and conversation. (Saturday afternoon). "Golden Tickets" for the festival can be purchased at 'The Fire and the Quest' website or directly from the theatre. Do not miss the return of 'She'!
Welcome to the 'She' Website!
This website is devoted to 'She', the first musical by a renowned composer, Clive Nolan. The libretto is based on H.R. Haggard's Victorian classic novel under the same title. 'She' was first released on CD and DVD in 2008 and a lot has happened since then. On this website you will find all you want to know about the musical's history, the composer, the synopsis, current and original cast and people behind the productions. Reviews, videos, photo galleries and news about the scheduled shows will complement your knowledge about the musical. For us, 'She' constitutes an important part of our lives and there is a lot of fond memories we would like to share with you all! Join us and enjoy the musical journey!