She The Musical


Clive Nolan

Composer and Lyricist

CN WriterClive Nolan is a British musician, composer and producer who has played a prominent role in the recent development of progressive and symphonic rock. Born in Gloucestershire, he was a pupil at Wycliffe College and King's School, Gloucester. He completed his B. Mus and M. Mus degrees at London University where he studied composition, orchestration and conducting. He has been the regular keyboard player in Pendragon (1986–present), Shadowland (1992–present), Strangers on a Train (1993–1994), Arena (1995–present) and Caamora (2006–present) as well as writing music and lyrics for Arena, Shadowland, Caamora and numerous other projects.

Nolan is the founder member of The Caamora Theatre Company formed to produce and perform the musicals of Clive Nolan. The premiere of 'She' took place in Katowice Wyspianski Theatre in Poland in October 2007. Subsequently, full theatrical performances of 'She' were performed in January 2010 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, followed by the eight-man 'She in Concert' variation in Holland in September 2011. In February 2012 theatrical version of 'She' debuted in the UK in Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre. Recently, the revived theatre shows were performed again at the Cheltenham Playhouse in September 2015 during the anniversary event, "The Fire and the Quest". 'She in Concert" was also performed in Germany in 2015 and Holland in 2016.

Nolan released his second musical 'Alchemy', with libretto based on the composer's original story, early in 2013. In February 2013 the live show was recorded for the DVD at the famous Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland. The full theatrical shows of 'Alchemy' were performed by the Caamora Theatre Company at the Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre in September 2013. In 2013 and 2014 the concert version of 'Alchemy' headlined musical and theatre events in the UK and Holland. In August 2014 'Alchemy' was performed over a week at the Jermyn Street Theatre in the London Off-West End. In november 2014, 'Alchemy' returned in a concert version to be performed in Reichenbach, Germany. Recently the musical was once more performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse as part of "The Fire and the Quest" festival in September 2015.

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Clive was voted Best Keyboard Player by Classic Rock Society in the years: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016. In 2010 the Bolivian government awarded him with the title of Honorary Visitor to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for his theatre work in the city of Santa Cruz. In 2013 he was awarded with the Polish MLWZ "Golden Lexicon Award" for Outstanding Achievements in Music for his musical 'Alchemy'.

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Henry Rider Haggard

The Man and His Novel

H.R. HaggardSir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations and exploring the subject of colonialism and the British Empire, and a founder of the "Lost World" genre. His stories, famous for conveying the unique atmosphere of the Victorian era, continue to be popular and influential.

Haggard's 'She' was first serialised in The Graphic Magazine throughout 1886 and 1887. Today, the novel is considered a classics of imaginative literature, translated into 44 languages and holding its place on the list of the best-selling books of all time! According to critics, 'She' has always been Rider Haggard's most popular and influential novel, challenged perhaps only by 'King Solomon's Mines'. No wonder that it has become the inspiration for numerous artists throughout the decades...

For Clive Nolan, the memory of the story he learnt in his childhood never ceased to be alive. It was in 2006, exactly 150 years after the book's original release, that he started turning the dream of the musical version of 'She' into reality.