Arts & Theatre introducing Author & Lyricist Wendy Waters

Riverside Radio Breakfast Show Carpet Martin & Paul Claridge

Riverside Radio Breakfast Show. Carpet Martin & Paul Claridge + @frank_loman & Ricardo Fernandes perform the songs of #WendyWaters

Here's the show via Mixcloud (thanks to Luke Engelen for uploading it) . mixcloud.com/luke-patrick-engelen/archive-riverside-radio-breakfast-show-29th-august-2019/…Frank & Ricardo are on from 01:08:00

03/09/2019

WENDY WATERS RITES WORDS

7pm - 10pm

The Pheasantry

Event Details

03/09/2019

WENDY WATERS RITES WORDS



7pm - 10pm

The Pheasantry

25/10/2019

FIELDS OF GRACE Published 25/10/1

FIELDS OF GRACE bit.ly/WWFOG

Event Details

25/10/2019

FIELDS OF GRACE Published 25/10/1

FIELDS OF GRACE  bit.ly/WWFOG

Grace Fielders moves from Devon to London to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She joins the Gielgud Company as Peggy Ashcroft's understudy. When Peggy misses a show Grace gets her chance to shine. In the audience that night are two people who will change her life forever, England's most famous actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell and a man whose love she never thought she could win.                  

Set against a backdrop of war this charming bittersweet story of love, triumph and tragedy spans seven decades. A classic epic tale as compelling as Gone With the Wind.



FIELDS OF GRACE bit.ly/WWFOG

ALEXANDER

Book & Lyrics by Wendy Waters

Alexander set out to conquer the world and implement Democracy. His campaign lasted 16 years.

  

ALL THESE SCATTERED CORNERS 

ALEXANDER 

ALL THESE SCATTERED CORNERS NEED A SINGLE THREAD

TO PULL THEM INTO ORDER

AND THESE HARSH COMPANIONS NEED A SINGLE HEAD

TO THINK BEYOND TOMORROW’S GREED

FOOLISH, SIMPLE-MINDED, NEVER LOOK AROUND

NEVER LOOK BEHIND THEM AND LEARN

DO THEY THINK THEY’LL MISS THEIR TURN? 

AT THE FEAST FOR THE FAT AND THE PRIVILEGED

AT THE TROUGH FOR THE PIGS AND THE KINGS

DO THESE FOOLS EVER THINK OF TOMORROW

AND THE RECKONING DESTINY BRINGS

THE MAP OF OUR WORLD IS IN TATTERS

AS HANDS, GREEDY HANDS RIP AND TEAR

EVERY CORNER IS FOLDED WITH SKIRMISH

EVERY BORDER IS FRACTURED WITH WAR

PEACE SWEET MISTRESS

WHERE ARE YOU?

AFRAID OF WHAT THESE FOOLS WILL DO?

AND LET ME BE LED THROUGH THE DARKNESS

AND LET MY SWORD BE SWIFT

CLEAR PATHWAYS THAT LEAD TO TOMORROW

MAKE THEM ROADS THAT WILL NOT SHIFT

WHEN I STUMBLE BE THERE WITH YOUR HAND OUT (takes Hephastion’s hand)

IF I DOUBT PLEASE BE THERE WITH YOUR EYES

MAKE LIGHT THE DARKEST OF WHISPERS

MAKE CLEAR THE DARKEST OF LIES

ALEXANDER AND SOLDIERS

PEACE SWEET MISTRESS

DO NOT WEEP

I WILL WATCH YOU WHILE YOU SLEEP

DIVINE PURPOSE 

INSPIRED PLAN

GODS BE WITH ME

TAKE MY HAND

SUBLIME MOMENT

DESIRED SPAN

ONE LIFETIME

ONE MAN   

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

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HARNESS THE BEAST

OLYMPIAS

AN ARMY IS JUST ONE MAN WITH NEEDS

TO MEET A MAN’S NEEDS, HIS GREED, JUST STAND

OUTSIDE HIS ADDICTION AND FEED HIS GREED

TAME THE BEAST

HARNESS THE BEAST BUT DO IT WITH HONEY

MAKE IT SWEET

TAKE HIS ADDICTION TURN IT OVER

MAKE IT NEAT

SO IT IS WITH AN ARMY, GAIN THEIR TRUST

BEFORE YOU COMMAND THEM GIVE THEM LUST

HARNESS THE BEAST BUT DO IT WITH HONEY

MAKE IT SWEET

A MAN MUST BE THRILLED BEFORE HE WILL TRUST YOU

GIVE HIM MEAT

MAKE HIM ECSTATIC, MAKE HIM LONG

HARNESS THE BEAST

TALK TO HIM, LET HIM HEAR YOU

COME TO HIM, LET HIM BE NEAR YOU

HARNESS THE BEAST BUT DO IT WITH HONEY

DRINK THE WINE

CORNER THE MARKET, MAKE YOURSELF PERFECT

BE DIVINE

BUT LET YOUR AMBITION KEEP YOU SOBER

MEN WITH SMALL DREAMS DRAIN THE CUP

AND IN THE MORNING THEIR DREAMS ARE OVER

YOURS WILL BE SET TO ERUPT

A LITTLE BLOOD IS ALL I REQUIRE TO BE FREE

YOUR FATHER’S BLOOD

HE NEVER CARED MUCH FOR ME

MY SON BE STRONG YOU ARE MY ONLY WAY THROUGH

IF YOU SHOULD FAIL MY GENIUS WILL END HERE WITH YOU 

  

MOTHER COME TO ME 

ALEXANDER

MOTHER COME TO ME

THE STARS ARE SILENT

THE EMPTY STRETCH OF NIGHT

MAKES ME FEEL SMALL

THE TREES ARE GHOSTLY LEGIONS DARK AND SOMBER

MARCHING TO THEIR DEATHS ACROSS THE MOOR

THE FACES OF THE DEAD ARE ALL AROUND ME 

GRINNING THROUGH THE FLESH, THE GLITTERING BONES

ASKING ME TO TELL THEM WHY I DROVE THEM

INTO EARLY GRAVES SO FAR FROM HOME

AND MEN WHO WILL NOT RISE AGAIN

POINT BONY FINGERS AT ME

THE SAME MEN WHO HAVE DIED FOR ME

ASK ME TO SHOW THEM THE DREAM

I AM WALKING DEAD

THE DREAM IS EMPTY

WHERE MY NAME WAS WRITTEN I READ LUST

THE NIGHT HAS CLOSED AROUND MY NAKED LONGING

THE STARS HAVE ALL BURNED OUT

THE PATH IS DUST

I CRY OUT TO THE GODS

BUT THEY ARE SILENT

I’M JUST A LONELY MAN UPON A HILL

THE FIRE THAT WAS BURNING IS AN EMBER

THE PASSION THAT WAS STIRRING IS NOW STILL

MOTHER COME TO ME

THE GODS WON’T ANSWER

THE TREES ARE CLOAKED IN MIST

THE EARTH IN SHROUD

MY HEART IS FULL OF DOUBT 

MY MIND IS CHURNING

I AM NOT THE MAN YOU LONG TO BE

 



ALEXANDER

The gold star of Macedonia was emblazoned on the shields of Alexander's soldiers.

ALEXANDER Star of Macedonia



The Show

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The show is currently ready to be workshopped. 

The Last Tale

The Last Tale

Baghdad 800AD, ten years after Scheherazade has told the last of her 1001 tales. She is Baghdad's beloved saviour. But her jealous husband King Shariah cannot share his people or his power with anyone and plots her abduction and murder.


Lyrics and Book by Wendy Waters

Music by Shanon D. Whitelock 


The Last Tale is a lush, colourful romp through ancient Baghdad when carpets flew and genies blew and romance was encrypted in every dune and star. 


My #musical ALEXANDER, based on the life of the great conqueror as seen through the eyes of his faithful servant, Bagoas, a eunuch whom he acquired from King Darius after conquering Persia.


ALEXANDER follows the inner journey of a man tortured by ambition and his desire to save the world. His outer journey is well-documented but his inner torment and eventual descent into madness and melancholy is less well-known.


*Newsflash WENDY WATERS RITES WORDS Cabaret Show at The Pheasantry London 3rd September featuring songs from ALEXANDER, FRED & THE LAST TALE starring Frank Loman, Lauren Lovejoy, Louise Burke and Ricardo Nunes Fernandes on Piano.


Frank Loman singing ONE BAG OF GOLD

Ricardo Nunes Fernandes on Piano

https://youtu.be/-BchSxyIcDc


https://t.co/3RyUNVrmSI My Blog







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About Me

My Beginnings

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I started life as an actress/singer. My passion for the world of Arts and Entertainment  was equalled only by my passion for nature and art. In some respects I am very lucky my career as an actress/singer never found traction. To relieve the frustration I wrote - poems, music, plays and prose. Soon my writing started to get the attention I'd always hoped my singing would get. Transitioning to writing happened suddenly. I started winning prizes and found a freedom of expression and an autonomy over my career that acting and singing had never provided. Today I call myself a writer.

My Favorite Work

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The work I enjoy most is polishing a first draft of a novel, play or lyric. I love it when the blank page is filled with scribbles and ideas and I can start 

refining and polishing and crystallising my ideas. Completed works are Catch the Moon, Mary and Fields of Grace (novels) Miriam, Fred and Alexander (musicals) and a play based on Catch the Moon, Mary co-written with Jemina Macedo. Currently I'm working on a sequel to Catch the Moon, Mary.

My Life Today

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My life today looks very different from my life only a few short years ago. Prior to 2015 I was just another unpublished author. Today I have a novel published and two musicals ready to be staged and a musical about to be workshopped. I have had the privilege of working with talented composers and been fortunate enough to work with actors in London who have given me their time and support in a reading at Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden in 2017. Added to all this my work is being showcased at The Pheasantry on 3rd September.

Frank Loman singing ONE BAG OF GOLD

ONE BAG OF GOLD from THE LAST TALE

Music Shanon D. Whitelock

Lyrics Wendy Waters

Frank Loman singing 

Ricardo Nunes Fernandes on piano. 

Walk in My Footsteps Video

I wrote this song about an Aboriginal elder who told a young man to walk in her footsteps to avoid danger. It has some valuable life lessons.

I'm Amazing

I'm Amazing from #FRED  #musical by Wendy Waters

Music on this song co-written with Ian Camilleri

One Chance on the Earth

One chance on the earth one dance upon the earth. Make it count. Make a difference. Dance light.

Size Ten

Size Ten from #FRED musical by Wendy Waters

He Doesn't See Me

Check out this great video from ALEXANDER 

Book & Lyrics Wendy Waters

Music Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

Vocals Shane Kelly & Hayley Van Ravensway

ALEXANDER

Check out this great video from the musical ALEXANDER.

Book & Lyrics Wendy Waters

Music Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

Vocals Wendy Waters & Brian Sutton

Works

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