In May 2017 Caamora Norway debuted with an all-Norwegian production of Clive Nolan's musical "Alchemy". The shows took place in Sætre (sold out show), Kolbotn and at the Mysen Høytorp fort and featured Clive Nolan in his original role of Professor Samuel King, and the talented theatre artists and musicians from Norway, including Eirikur Hauksson as Lord Henry Jagman, Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen as Amelia Darvas, Harriet Müller-Tyl as Eva Bonaduce, Christine Ekeberg as Jessamine and Mrs. Muncey, and many others. The singers were accompanied by the instrumentalists from the progressive rock band The Windmill. The Norwegian shows met with enthusiastic reception from the audiences and critics alike, which was reflected in numerous positive reviews in the local press. The final show at the Mysen Fort was filmed for DVD, which will be released later this year. Hopefully, Caamora Norway will return with the next Nolan production soon.
Clive Nolan: “I am now sitting back in the UK after a two week adventure in Norway. And this was indeed quite an adventure, culminating to some wonderful performances of ‘Alchemy’!
If I try to thank everyone, this list will go on forever, and I would still manage to miss some people, so, if I may, just some highlights… Thanks you to Morten L Clason for interrupting my breakfast on 6th September 2015, where the seeds of ‘Alchemy Norway’ were sown. About 20 months later, and we did it! I say ‘we’ but this time, it was a pretty easy ride for me. Morten along with the lovely Ingar Diskerud, and Are Høidal managed to get this whole machine moving along, whilst Magdalena Grabias and Astraea Antal scurried around promoting the events. The final result at the Hoytorp Fort was truly spectacular… I loved it!
Massive thanks to the band, the chorus and of course the marvellous principals for their part in this terrific show: you were all superb and there was some excellent singing and acting on that stage which was great fun to be a part of. The sound, the lights and the video just added to the excellence of the evening!
There were also so many wonderful details: the programme, tickets, posters, the terrific costumes, photographs, filming, and of course the much welcomed catering from what I privately called ‘Team Hilde’ (there were at least three of them: Hilde Johanne Eriksen Clason, Hilde Klepper Eriksen, Hilde Chistiansen along with Siren Iversen Diskerud, Geir Eriksen, Tove-Lill Grefslie and Pål H. Christiansen).
It says on the back of the programme that ‘Caamora Norway will return’…. well you can “take is as a fact, you can bet your final pound” that they certainly will… “our work is not yet done!” Thank you again, everyone!!