Ian Baldwin: “As this is being written, rehearsals are moving on apace - blocking positions, practising harmonies, discussing motivation and character intent, changing, evolving and finally ending with something that we are happy with - before tweaking it a little at the next rehearsal! ;-) The whole cast are working hard to bring you something different in this new interpretation of ‘She’. We are, obviously, working mainly on ‘She’ at the moment, but have some ‘Alchemy’ rehearsals pencilled in over the coming month or so. The Fire and the Quest are taking shape…”
Rehearsals for the New 'She' Production!
The preparations for 'The Fire and the Quest' are now in full swing as the cast and crew of the new version of 'She' are working hard to ensure the success of the September show. This brand new production, directed by the multi-talented Ian Baldwin, features an entirely new cast as well as a new character and some new material written by Clive Nolan especially for that occasion. Whilst a very intense rehearsal schedule is being realised, the costumes are being made and the scenery built. Soon it will be time for 'Alchemy' rehearsals!
Clive Nolan: "I have attended various ‘She’ rehearsals along the way so far and things are moving along really well. I can see the show taking shape, and making sense! Ian’s vision of ‘She’ is dynamic and exciting. It’s going to be a great show. It’s scary to think that ‘Alchemy’ rehearsals will begin very soon… time to re-learn those lyrics... ;)"
Cheltenham Playhouse Ghost Walk!
We are pleased to offer an additional attraction to make 'The Fire and the Quest' an even more exciting experience. The Ghost Walk will take place on Friday, September 4th from 11 pm to 2 am. During this exciting 3-hour-long tour through the secret nooks and corners of the haunted Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre, we will learn about the history and all the mysteries of the old theatre building. The tour will be guided by Ross Andrews, the Caamora Company excellent singer, the acclaimed TV presenter and the author of numerous books, including "Paranormal Cheltenham".
You think you know all about the Cheltenham Playhouse...? Join the Ghost Walk and find out! But... are you ready for it...?? ;)
The price of the Ghost Walk: £15 (NOT included in the price of Golden Tickets)
Tickets available HERE
More about 'The Fire and the Quest' HERE
Clive Nolan Musicals Facebook Group!
After some thought, we have decided to change the name of the facebook Caamora Theatre Company Group group into "Clive Nolan Musicals". We hope this way, more people who are interested in Clive's work will find this group and our musical family will grow even bigger!
Hopefully, the new name will also help to focus on the main point of the site whilst still embracing all aspects and people involved.
The name of the group changes, but all the rest remains the same and we hope we will continue sharing our passion and enjoying 'She', 'Alchemy' and indeed any possible future musicals from Clive.
Join the group HERE!
Clive Nolan and Friends Back in France!
Clive Nolan and Friends: An Evening with Professor King
Two weeks after ‘The Fire And The Quest’, Clive Nolan will perform in Villamblain, France! During this intimate show you will hear songs from Clive's musicals, "She" and "Alchemy" and more. The show will feature the talents of The Caamora Theatre Company artists: Verity Smith, Andy Sears, Elena Vladyuk, Ollie West, Ron Milsom, Alexander White and Magdalena Grabias and a special guest, Laetitia N’Guyen of Weend’ô. The band will consist of Clive Nolan himself on keyboards and Mark Westwood on guitars.
The evening will open with two supporting acts, The Morganatics (acoustic show) and Weend’ô (electric show).
Place : Villamblain (France – 25 kms west of Orleans)
Date September 19th, 2015
Tickets : 25€
Food and drinks available at the venue.
For tickets and details contact Thomas at:
Elena Vladyuk Joins the Caamora Company!
Elena Vladyuk, born in Siberia, is a soprano singer, dancer, model and photographer. She is a graduate of the Drama School of Chisinau in Moldova and the Opera Department of the International Slavic University in Moscow. Her experience includes ballet, classic and modern dancing, musical theatre and modelling. Elena has joined the Caamora Theatre Company to perform the role of Ustane in 'She' in Germany later in 2015, and other roles in the future.
Clive Nolan: “I’m very happy to welcome Elena into the Caamora family. Although she will not be active with us until later this year, I hope to do some recording with her soon, and I think she will be coming along to a rehearsal or two to see the new ‘She’ production put together.”
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!"