sexta-feira, agosto 23, 2013

Clive Nolan/Alchemy/Arena and Pendragon

'Alchemy' in Cheltenham, UK

It's less than two weeks till the 'Alchemy' shows in Cheltenham! It's
hard to believe how time flies... We are now standing at a threshold
of what the whole 'Alchemy' team (more than 50 people) has been
working on for 3 long years. The shows in Cheltenham, on 5th, 6th and
7th September, will be full theatrical events taking place at the
Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre. The rehearsals are now in full swing and
almost all pieces of the jigsaw (costumes, props, scenery,
choreography, etc.) are in place now. And by the look of it, you're up
for a treat! It's a very important and special event for us, so don't
miss it and share it with us!.... Saturday night has been sold out,
but you can still join us on Thursday and Friday.

Book your tickets online at:

Or call the box office on: +44(0)1242 522852

'Alchemy' Cast

To those who have been following 'Alchemy' developments, the all-star
line-up of the Cheltenham shows will come as no surprise. The 3 main
shows will feature some well know progressive rock names. In some of
the principal roles we will see Andy Sears (ex-Twelfth Night), David
Clifford (Red Jasper) and Clive Nolan himself. Moreover, in the
orchestra pit we will find more prog-world celebrities: Scott Higham
(Pendragon), Mark Westwood (Shadowland) and Claudio Momberg (Seti,
Taurus). Chris Lewis, formerly involved with The Enid, and Agnieszka
Swita, a lead vocalist for Clive's rock opera 'She', will re-appear on
the Playhouse stage too.

If you are in Cheltenham for the Saturday evening show, you should
also get a 'taste' of the show in an utterly different version. Join
us for the afternoon matinee on Saturday and you will be nicely
surprised! The matinee will be performed by our talented understudies.
Interestingly, some of the actors have been cast in double roles
(Victoria Bolley and Chris Lewis) and you will be able to see them in
both versions. Moreover, the role of Thomas Anzeray at the Saturday
matinee will feature a guest performance of Paul Manzi (Arena).


During the shows in Cheltenham you will be able to purchase a number
of merchandise designed especially for these shows. A special limited
edition of the 'Alchemy in Cheltenham' T-shirts will be available
along with CDs and our latest pride and joy, the 'Alchemy' theatre
programmes. Designed by Graeme Bell (Planet Twig), the programme is a
perfect complement to the shows and a must-have for all every fan!

Check all the details about 'Alchemy' at:

Join 'Alchemy' on facebook:

'Alchemy in Concert' DVD

The DVD recorded in Poland in February 2013 (a DVD and a Box Set) will
be released by Metal Mind Productions on September, 9th in Poland,
September, 25th in Europe and October, 1st in USA (via MVD). Live
version of 'Alchemy' will be available also in a special edition box
which includes live DVD, two CDs with an audio version of the show, a
bonus DVD with a number of features providing deeper insight into what
the project is all about, as also a bonus CD featuring exclusive
demos, alternative versions of the songs and more. The DVD looks
really good. Don't miss it!


Arena fans will be happy to learn that a new double live album
containing almost two hours of music, recorded around Europe and
Canada during 'The Seventh Degree of Separation' tour in 2011 and
2012, is available now! The album is a follow-up to the recently
released DVD 'Rapture' and constitutes a collection of Arena most
celebrated songs capturing an atmospheric vibe of the band's live
performances. Find out more and buy the album via Verglas:

More about Arena at:


We are pleased to confirm that Pendragon will play at Raismes Fest in
France on September 14th, 2013. This autumn the band will also travel
to Canada on October 19th 2013 to play at the Imperial De Quebec.

Last spring the band has released a compilation album "Introducing
Pendragon". The release is a double album that does exactly as it says
on the tin, it's a great way to introduce Pendragon to the

Find out more at:

The shop

In the Lost Tribe Emporium, our official online shop, you will find a
lot of items of interest - tickets to the shows, CDs, T-shirst and
other things you dream of... :-)

Check the Emporium at:

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