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Arts & Theatre introducing Author & Lyricist Wendy Waters

My Books on Amazon

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My Books

 FIELDS OF GRACE  bittersweet romance set in 30s London's glittering theatreland http://bit.ly/WWFOG 

My Books

 CATCH THE MOON, MARY the story of a musical genius who attracts the attention of a desperate fallen angel http://amazon.com/dp/1700193538

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Fields of Grace
PaulH

4.0 out of 5 stars  A tale of romance, London pre-war Theatre, Paris and Sydney

Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019

Wendy Waters returns to writing from the brilliant “Catch the Moon, Mary” to her second novel “Fields of Grace”.
“Fields of Grace” is a romantic story unfolding over four generations from before the second world war. It travels from Devon to London to Paris to Berlin and to Sydney.

There is a continuing maturity to the writing and the dialogue in this book and is a tribute to the author’s love of the theatre, the places featured in this tale and to her characters.

I could never be described as of a romantic disposition, but I enjoyed the story of a profound and deep love between the two main characters, infused as it was by a remarkable time in the history of London theatre and of the time leading up to the start of the war. Some well-known and less well-known actual characters are woven into the tale - a difficult, and I think a courageous thing to do in a novel - believable and well-handled by the author.

I read this in two sittings, broken only by the need to read another book for a book club, and thoroughly recommend it.

I look forward to the next tale from Ms Waters.

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Editorial Reviews

Review Catch the Moon, Mary

What a talent! The Antipodean Susskind! Superbly crafted prose in which every single word is 'in its proper place' - to quote Mary Granger, Catch The Moon, Mary's unlikely heroine. Wendy Waters' prose is breath-taking and shines like a Bulgari bracelet, each sentence perfectly merging into the next. Rarely has a first novel been so perfect in its intent, its spirit and its craft. One reads Mary Granger's adventures with the criminal yet well intended Angel Gabriel with a sense of intellectual jubilation. It is thrilling, full of suspense, entertaining, witty, and at times roaringly funny. - Isabelle Vallin-Thorpe, former speechwriter to the Hon Gareth Evans, Australia's former minister for Foreign Affairs Original and scintillating, tantalising and thought-provoking. Is the angel real? You bet he is! A novel about the transforming powers of music and beauty. Wendy Waters' words shimmer off the page. - Hazel Phillips OAM, Gold Logie Winner, author of Black River, Bright Star Weaves a singular spell, mesmerising the reader on several levels like a fugue. Wendy Waters and her characters believe deeply in the transformative power of music which pours lyrically from her sentences. - Joshua Rosenblum, composer, conductor, music critic A rare and ingenious glimpse into the real and the surreal. Waters interfaces these twin realities with ease and dexterity...A brave and unique journey. - Gerry Taylor-Wood, international lecturer on Esoteric Sciences and author of The Journey to a Sacred Well Wendy Waters writes with an angel's quill. - Anthony O'Neill, author of Scheherazade, The Lamplighter, Empire of Eternity A consummate tale of magical realism... richly satisfying and redemptive. - Scott Hastie, writer & poet, author of Meditations and Angel Voices A scintillating tale of the devastating choice between art and love. - Anne Eston, writer, director and filmmaker, Los Angeles A beguiling fantasy, original and unexpected, with glorious prose that drips like honey. - Donald Macdonald, writer and director of Letter to Larry and Caravan An incredible insight into the fragile nature of humanity and angels... a dark and disturbing world leading to a beautiful clearing where love, fragility and spirituality are revealed in crystal clarity. Sentences of pure gold take us on a magical journey. - Nigel Lewis, lighting designer Beautifully haunting, achingly lovely.​ ​Poetic simplicity within the prose and ​a story​ ​which unfolds with so much tenderness and grace.​ - Simon Egerton, theatre director​, writer and ​composer/MD Waters composes an extraordinary tale that intertwines a Faustian pact between a musical child-prodigy and a beguiling angel with the themes of family, love, and the transcendent powers of art. Waters' style is lyrical, captivating, and rich, flowing melodiously through the original structure that comprises musical compositions and rhythms rather than conventional chapters. continue reading review → - Marija Spirkovska, MSc graduate of the University of Edinburgh 


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 @THE PHEASANTRY

7pm - 10pm

The Pheasantry

03/09/2019

WENDY WATERS RITES WORDS @THE PHEASANTRY

MTR radio https://twitter.com/MTR_Tweets plays excerpts from my musical #FRED 14th April listen here:

https://t.co/u0ZDqEjM5N?amp=1

MTR radio ...

7pm - 10pm

The Pheasantry

25/10/2019

FIELDS OF GRACE Published 25/10/1

FIELDS OF GRACE bit.ly/WWFOG

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 Com...

FIELDS OF GRACE bit.ly/WWFOG

ALEXANDER

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

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 My #musical ALEXANDER excerpt from 

@MTR_Tweets

Canadian radio Wednesday 15th April. For those lucky enough to be in UK or US or Canada tune in. For everyone else ENJOY!  

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtFMpokjm_kBqyPF3qA26DO0kg6K?e=DjKFh3 


ALEXANDER

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

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

ALEXANDER Star of Macedonia



The Show

Music by Wendy Waters & Ian Camilleri

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


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About Me

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My Beginnings

My Favorite Work

My Favorite Work

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.

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My Favorite Work

My Favorite Work

My Favorite Work

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.

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My Life Today

My Favorite Work

My Life Today

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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Wendy Waters