The Alchemy project is really taking shape now and looks very promising and big indeed!
Clive asks for our support (see below), so come on Roomies, let's help! For my part, I'm going to the fundraiser show in Holland and will make a donation. From Clive's newsletter:'Alchemy'
The official 'Alchemy' website has been in operation for quite a while now, so those of you who have not had a chance to visit it yet, check www.alchemythemusical.com
and find out about the story and people involved, get informed about the news and project's progression, check the scheduled events, read the diary of the 'Alchemy' protagonist, Professor Samuel King, listen to the musical extracts, get to know the characters, buy tickets, see how to get involved, and more! A few details you should know about 'Alchemy'...
'Alchemy' is a multidimensional musical project to be developed in numerous stages and forms. The libretto and the original story are both by Clive Nolan. It is a Victorian adventure set in 1842, with a sense of the dark and mysterious.
The 'Alchemy' album will be recorded at the end of this year with the concert version being filmed in Katowice, Poland for DVD in February 2013. The CD and DVD (and collectors Box Set) will be available by the middle of 2013. More details about 'Alchemy in Concert' in Poland can be found here:http://www.alchemythemusical.com/index.php/shows-and-tickets/alchemy-in-concert
We hope to see many of you there. DVD concerts at the Wyspianski Theatre are always special events! Tickets will be on sale soon.
Fully theatrical 'Alchemy' performances will be offered to the ‘musical enthusiasts’ over three days at the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham in September 2013. Tickets are on sale NOW both online and at the theatre. Find out more and buy tickets here: http://www.alchemythemusical.com/index.php/shows-and-tickets/cheltenham-shows
Additionally, the story of 'Alchemy' may gain another life. Clive is working with a famous comic book and graphic novel artist (known from his numerous works for DC and Marvel Comics), Mark Buckingham, to develop imagery for the show, as well as a possible graphic novel version of the story, as part of the 'Alchemy' project.
A number of principal characters in ‘Alchemy’ as well as other cast members have been confirmed. The musical will see the return of many actors known from the Caamora Theatre Company’s previous productions of 'She - the Musical': Clive Nolan and Agnieszka Swita, as well as key participants from the 'She' Cheltenham cast: David Clifford, Victoria Bolley, Chris Lewis and Becky Carter.
The Company will be aided by new members who are well known in the ‘progressive rock’ world: Tracy Hitchings (Strangers on a Train, Landmarq), Andy Sears (Twelfth Night), Paul Manzi (Arena, Oliver Wakeman Band) and Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace). The album version of 'Alchemy' will feature a guest performance from Uruguayan singer, Noel Calcaterra, the vocalist for Nolan's South American 'Otra Vida' album.
Musicians Clive Nolan (keyboards and orchestrations), Mark Westwood (guitars), Scott Higham (drums), Claudio Momberg (additional keyboards) and Kylan Amos (bass) will once more take charge of the instrumental part of the project. More names will be confirmed soon.
Clive: “For me this has been the biggest writing project since ‘She’. Four years in the making, by the time of release in mid 2013. I know these characters so well now… they are part of my everyday life. The way they have developed alongside the musical ideas has been a fascinating and emotional experience. If ever I wanted to write a sequel it would be for ‘Alchemy’!”
Watch the new official 'Alchemy' clip here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvMK6raYNS8
Meet the characters in 'Alchemy' here:http://www.alchemythemusical.com/index.php/sights-and-sounds
Keep checking this site... More coming soon!But there's more before 'Alchemy' shows....
Four fundraising shows have been scheduled with the thought of raising funds for the production of theatrical version of 'Alchemy' in Cheltenham in 2013. Each of the fundraisers will be a unique intimate event featuring Clive Nolan (keyboard), Agnieszka Swita (vocal), Mark Westwood (guitars) and other artists of the Caamora Theatre Company as well as special guests known from the world of progressive rock and beyond. The aim is to raise the sum of money that would enable us to make Cheltenham shows as satisfying as 'She' earlier this year. You can help by participating in any of the fundraisers! The fundraising shows schedule:
31st August 2012 Wokingham, UK (a house concert)
2nd September 2012 Zoetermeer, NL (De Boerderij Cafe)
12th October 2012 Bristol, UK (United Reformed Church Hall)
22nd March 2013 Gloucester, UK (The Kings Theatre)
For details about all fundraising shows and tickets go here: http://www.alchemythemusical.com/index.php/shows-and-tickets/fundraising-concerts
Please be there! Your presence is essential!Get Involved!
If you want to get actively involved in supporting our shows you can help us in many ways:
Become a Sponsor
Donate minimum £10 or any higher amount of money to support the production of 'Alchemy the Musical' and find your name or the logo of your company on our websites as well as in the programme for the theatrical production of 'Alchemy' in Cheltenham in 2013. Donate £200 and get invited to an intimate backstage party with the cast members after the Saturday evening show in Cheltenham.
To make a donation go here: http://shop.alchemythemusical.com/
Donate £500 or more, and become a major sponsor (contact us for more information).
Visit The Lost Tribe Emporium
The Lost Tribe Emporium is an official Caamora Company shop. In the shop you will find T-shirts, 'She' Programmes, Tickets and CDs. You can also make a donation and become the official sponsor of 'Alchemy'. You can pay for your purchase via PayPal (you do NOT need to have your PayPal account to pay for the chosen goods!) or by credit card. The money for all products sold through the Emporium will go to 'Alchemy' shows in Cheltenham. The shop will be updated regularly, so do not forget to check it now and then!
The Lost Tribe Emporium: http://shop.alchemythemusical.com/