'The Fire and the Quest 2': Cheltenham 2017!

F and Q 2Clive 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 Announces the Cast of Alchemy 2017!

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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 Nolan: “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.”

 

More about Caamora Norway HERE

 

 

 

 

‘BEYOND THE VEIL’ ACOUSTIC SHOW DVD PRE SALE!

Beyond the veil small for fbWe are going to release an ‘official bootleg’ DVD of the acoustic show recorded during the ‘Fire and the Quest’ weekend in September 2015, celebrating 10 years of Clive Nolan Musicals. This show features a wide variety of Clive’s material performed by a stellar cast of singers and musicians. Clive plays piano, sings and entertains alongside artists including Christina Booth, Alan Reed, Paul Manzi, Chris Lewis, Paul Scott, Agnieszka Swita, Victoria Bolley, Gemma Louise Edwards, Verity Smith, as well as the instrumental talents of Mark Westwood, Scott Higham and Kylan Amos.

The cost of the DVD package (full colour cover and 2 DVDs) is £15 and it is now available for pre-order in our ONLINE SHOP! The profits raised from this project will go towards the making of Clive’s new musical ‘King’s Ransom’. ‘Beyond the Veil’ will be dispatched in August (at the latest).

Clive Nolan: “I hope this DVD will provide a wonderful memento of that terrific Saturday afternoon concert. I have compiled and edited the show in its entirety, ‘warts and all’, so please be aware there is a lot of chatting and story telling (you can get straight to the songs with the chapter selections). It also needs to be remembered that, sadly, the sound quality is limited because we only had the audio recorded on camera. It was a lot of fun doing this gig, and I really enjoyed working with all these excellent performers. With the challenges I now face to record the new musical, ‘King’s Ransom’, every sale of this DVD will be a welcome contribution to the cause… Enjoy the show, and thanks in advance!”

 

Check DVD details HERE
Watch the extracts HERE
Order 'Beyond the Veil' HERE 

 

CLIVE NOLAN AND FRIENDS OCTOBER SHOWS IN NORWAY!

13256266 1088696747856369 8811628179282692855 nThe official announcement of the Caamora Norway production of 'Alchemy' in May 2017 was made last Saturday during the We Låve Rock festival in Hurum, Norway! The members of the new cast performed a selection of songs from 'Alchemy' and the new Caamora Norway website was lounged. You can now also like Caamora Norway facebook page. The cast and more exciting news will be announced soon!

It is also with great pleasure that Caamora Norway invites you to a series of live performances by Clive Nolan and Friends on October 7th, 8th and 9th, 2016. The shows will take place in Mysen, Oslo and Sætre, Norway. These intimate acoustic concerts will feature Clive himself (vocal, keyboard), the Caamora Theatre Company original soprano, Gemma Louise Edwards (vocal), as well as Caamora Norway artists, including instrumentalists from the Norwegian progressive rock band The Windmill: Stig Andre Clason (guitar), Morten L. Clason (flute), Arnfinn Isaksen (bass) and the singers from the forthcoming Norwegian cast of ‘Alchemy’: Erikur Hauksson (Magic Pie), Elisabeth S. Ellingsen, Harriet Müller-Tyl and more.

Tickets and details available HERE
More about Caamora Norway HERE
 

Norwegian 'Alchemy' Artwork Designed!

Alchemy 20 smallA brand new Norwegian production of Clive Nolan's second musical, 'Alchemy' is being prepared for a series of shows to be performed in May 2017. With the majority of the roles cast and regular rehearsals being held, Caamora Norway project is developing at a fast pace. The artwork for "Alchemy", designed by a renown Norwegian artist, Kirsten Knoph Viita, is the latest addition to the carefully drawn production plan leading up to the shows.

Clive Nolan: "I am very pleased with the way things are going with Caamora Norway, and the icing on the cake is the new artwork for the shows in May next year. Bright and colourful, which makes an excellent contrast to the official UK poster. This will end up as posters, adverts, T-shirts and much more. I definitely want a T-shirt! :-)
‘Alchemy’ in Norway… coming soon!!"

A big thank you to Kirsten Knoph Viita for designing the artwork and to Stig Andre Clason for creating its digital version.