Jenny Ell

Jenny Ell Jenny is a freelance stage manager, having graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2010.

Professional work includes: Wicked (UK tour), Our House & Merrily We Roll Along (Old Rep, Birmingham), War Horse (UK tour), The Lion King (UK tour), Spend, Spend, Spend & Just So (Birmingham Ormiston Academy), Godiva Awakes (Imagineer Productions), Wings of Desire (International Dance Festival Birmingham), Dick Whittington, Robin Hood, Aladdin, Cinderella and Jack & the Beanstalk (Solihull Arts Complex), Paul Daniels: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow & Liberace: Live From Heaven (Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep Theatre).

Predominantly Midlands-based, Jenny is also a keen writer in her spare time and frequently writes for Whatsonstage Central. She is proud to be part of the BroadwayWorld reviewers' team.



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CD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast RecordingCD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast Recording
Posted: Jul. 16, 2018


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BWW Review: CINDERELLA, Belgrade Theatre, CoventryBWW Review: CINDERELLA, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Posted: Nov. 25, 2017


BWW Review: 42ND STREET 2017 London Cast RecordingBWW Review: 42ND STREET 2017 London Cast Recording
Posted: Dec. 13, 2017


CD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: The Platinum CollectionCD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED
Posted: Feb. 13, 2018


CD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast RecordingCD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast Recording
Posted: Jul. 16, 2018


CD Review: REAL, Natasha BarnesCD Review: REAL, Natasha Barnes
Posted: Mar. 10, 2018


CD Review: WHEN LOVE IS GONE, Meredith BraunCD Review: WHEN LOVE IS GONE, Meredith Braun
Posted: Apr. 1, 2018


CD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast RecordingCD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast Recording
July 16, 2018

Rock musical Bat Out of Hell had its debut performance in Manchester in 2017. Following a limited run at the London Coliseum soon after this, the production took over the Dominion Theatre in the West End in April this year. The show is loosely based upon a Peter Pan and Wendy-type story but is instead set in a post-apocalyptic world and consists mainly of songs made famous by Meatloaf in his trilogy of Bat Out Of Hell albums.

Book Review: KEEPING MY BALLS IN THE AIR, Paul ElliottBook Review: KEEPING MY BALLS IN THE AIR, Paul Elliott
June 15, 2018

After a staggering 60 years in the business, theatre producer Paul Elliott recently announced that he will be retiring from his company, Paul Elliott Ltd. However, he's leaving in style, releasing his memoir, Keeping My Balls in the Air, to celebrate his time in the industry.

CD Review: WHEN LOVE IS GONE, Meredith BraunCD Review: WHEN LOVE IS GONE, Meredith Braun
April 1, 2018

Five years after the release of her well-received album 'Someone Else's Story', Meredith Braun brings us a new solo album, 'When Love Is Gone'. This release combines both specially selected songs and a couple of original numbers written by Braun herself. Inspired by a domestic abuse storyline on popular radio show The Archers, each song has a relationship with the next and the greatest success on this album is the choice and arrangement of song and the lyrics within them.

CD Review: REAL, Natasha BarnesCD Review: REAL, Natasha Barnes
March 10, 2018

Natasha Barnes is a remarkable talent. After breaking onto the London theatre scene in the original London production of the award-winning Spring Awakening in 2009, she has performed in a large number of musicals. However, it wasn't until April 2016 when she was truly brought to a wider audience's attention.

BWW Review: OLIVER BOITO's Notes Of Love EPBWW Review: OLIVER BOITO's Notes Of Love EP
February 10, 2018

Notes of Love is Oliver Boito's debut CD and first venture into releasing his own music. An artist and photographer, in addition to writer and composer, Boito has an impressive set of skills to his name and Notes of Love is something that he should be incredibly proud of.

CD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: The Platinum CollectionCD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: The Platinum Collection
February 13, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber is quite possibly the most recognised and mainstream composer in the musical theatre industry. Love him or hate him, he has penned the music for some of the world's most famous musicals and continues to write today. In celebration of his 70th birthday this year, he is releasing an ultimate hits collection named Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection and is being released in March as a two or four CD recording.

BWW Review: 42ND STREET 2017 London Cast RecordingBWW Review: 42ND STREET 2017 London Cast Recording
December 13, 2017

Currently enjoying a West End revival at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 42nd Street has also released a brand new cast recording.

BWW Review: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOING TO THE THEATREBWW Review: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOING TO THE THEATRE
December 5, 2017

The enigma that is West End Producer - or WEP to his friends - has released a second book, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Theatre (But Were Too Sloshed To Ask, Dear).

BWW Review: CINDERELLA, Belgrade Theatre, CoventryBWW Review: CINDERELLA, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
November 25, 2017

Cinderella must be the most performed of all the pantomimes in the UK, and is probably the most well-loved. Experienced writer for Imagine Theatre, Iain Lauchlan returns once again to write, direct and star in the show; this year as Ugly Sister Dyspepsia. Also in similar fashion to previous years, Mark Walters brings his glitzy set and costume design to the Belgrade Main House.

BWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Old Joint Stock Theatre, BirminghamBWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
October 29, 2017

Sci-fi epic The War of the Worlds has received a number of adaptations over the years, and now, in time for its 120th anniversary, Midlands-based company Tin Robot Theatre have given the masterpiece a modern twist. It's an immersive and sensory experience, bringing the classic into today's world.

BWW Review: DRAKE'S DREAM Original London Cast RecordingBWW Review: DRAKE'S DREAM Original London Cast Recording
February 7, 2017

Drake's Dream enjoyed a limited run at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in the late 1970's following its earlier opening at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. It is a biographical musical based on Sir Francis Drake's iconic sail around the world during the 16th century and in 1977, was commemorating his 400th anniversary. The show was recorded prior to its West End run before another playwright was brought in to revise the production - it then went on to play the Westminster Theatre early the following year.

BWW Review: BUMBLESCRATCH London Concert Cast RecordingBWW Review: BUMBLESCRATCH London Concert Cast Recording
December 5, 2016

What better stocking filler could there be than the newest release from SimG Records? In September this year, Robert J Sherman's new musical comedy Bumblescratch received a charity concert at the Adelphi Theatre in London, starring West End performers Darren Day, Jessica Martin, Michael Xavier and Ilan Galkoff. The debut was greatly received by audience members and critics alike with an array of four and five star reviews. The original band and cast have since featured in the London Concert Cast Recording which is due to be released on Monday 19 December.

BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 1 December 2016BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 1 December 2016
December 2, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has teamed up again with Imagine Theatre and panto veteran Iain Lauchlan this year to create a brand new production of Dick Whittington - a very popular title choice in the Midlands this year it seems! Remarkably busy for a school night, there was a very good mixture of adults and children alike making up last night's audience - all of whom were able to find plenty of elements to entertain them across the three-hour production.

BWW Review: Stephanie Martin's APRIL SNOW AlbumBWW Review: Stephanie Martin's APRIL SNOW Album
October 27, 2016

Stephanie Martin is a Canadian born singer-songwriter who has enjoyed a varied career, but most notably in musical theatre. She starred in three productions of Les Miserables as Eponine and provided the Quebec French singing voice of Pocahontas for the 1995 Disney film. Martin's last studio album - Shape, Line and Harmony - was released in 2007 to critical acclaim and after a nine year wait, her eagerly anticipated second CD, April Snow, was released earlier this year when it reached number two in the iTunes Top 100 Adult Contemporary music chart.

BWW Review: LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 21 October 2016BWW Review: LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 21 October 2016
October 22, 2016

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion is a part-biographical, part-concert whistle stop journey into the mind of international musical icon, John Lennon. Featuring 31 hits including his solo work, the show has enjoyed great success all over the world but most recently in Lennon's birthplace in Liverpool.

BWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast AlbumBWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast Album
October 6, 2016

Further empowering their ethos of preserving 'lost' British theatre, Stage Door Records are releasing their latest cast album, Maddie, with a 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition bumper pack of a CD. Originally developed at Oxford University in 1990 during a Stephen Sondheim masterclass, emerging and ambitious producer Kenny Wax opened the show at Salisbury Playhouse in 1996 following a series of workshops. The production then went on to open in the West End the next year following superb reactions from the critics. The two-disc album includes the original recording, alongside a collection of studio demos which include cut songs and alternate versions, and three bonus tracks recorded this year.

BWW Review: BEFORE AFTER Studio Cast RecordingBWW Review: BEFORE AFTER Studio Cast Recording
September 30, 2016

SimG Records is soon to release a Studio Cast Recording of original British love story, Before After, written by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman. The show enjoyed its original workshop at the St James Theatre back in 2014 - funded by the Arts Council and directed by Simon Greiff - and has since been produced in Japan. Musical theatre stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen featured in this workshop and have gone on to record the album, in the hope that a full UK production will follow in the near future.

THE LAST 5 YEARS Receives Its Frankfurt Premiere, 1 Oct 2016THE LAST 5 YEARS Receives Its Frankfurt Premiere, 1 Oct 2016
September 9, 2016

TMSTheMusicalSeasonUG present the Frankfurtpremiereofthesmash hitOff-Broadwaymusical, The Last 5 Years, opening at KulturhausFrankfurton 1October 2016.

BWW Review: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 6 September 2016BWW Review: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 6 September 2016
September 7, 2016

Writer Bob Eaton had previous success with 2-Tone Musical Three Minute Heroes at the Belgrade Theatre in 2014. This time, he has put pen to paper to create a musical loosely based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Roll Over Beethoven boasts an original rock 'n' roll score against a backdrop of post-war England. Protaganist Johnny returns from National Service to attend his father's funeral where he notices his Mother and Uncle acting questionably. This, teamed with his Father revisiting him in various forms, further arouses suspicion surrounding his death.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Curve Theatre Leicester, 11 August 2016BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Curve Theatre Leicester, 11 August 2016
August 12, 2016

Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act premiered onstage in the West End in 2009 starring Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier and Sheila Hancock as the Mother Superior. The lavish production opened at the London Palladium to critical acclaim and has enjoyed many revivals across the globe ever since. The last major UK production was in 2010, starring the now Tony award-winning Cynthia Erivo which took the same format as the original production. Craig Revel Horwood's new take on the musical, produced by Jamie Wilson, opened officially at the Curve in Leicester last night before it begins its UK tour.



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