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Thursday, May 16, 2019

CD Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, Original London Cast Album by Jenny Ell

Heathers The Musical has recently enjoyed a limited West End run, following an extremely successful production debuting at The Other Palace in London. The show is based on the 1988 film of t…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

CD Review: TINA THE MUSICAL, Original London Cast Album by Jenny Ell

It's been nearly ayear since Tina The Musical opened in London to critical acclaim. Fans of the show will be thrilled to hear that they can now get their hands on a digital copy of the cast …

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BWW Review: STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE, Arena Birmingham by Jenny Ell

With the TV series having only finished in December, Strictly Come Dancing 2018 is still very much fresh in people's minds. Last nightsaw the opening of the arena tour in Birmingham, starrin…

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Friday, November 2, 2018


Excitement has enveloped the internationally acclaimed stage production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, since its London opening in July 2016. The show is now playing on Broadway and wil…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BWW Album Review: KING KONG Original London Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

Not to be confused with the misunderstood silverback gorilla soon to be playing on Broadway, the Original London Cast Recording of South African musical King Kong is being released by Stage …

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Monday, September 10, 2018

BWW Album Review: THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW Original Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

Critically acclaimed musical The Quentin Dentin Show has gone down a storm with audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London and now supernatural game show host, Quentin Dentin himself, w…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

BWW Review: A COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, Birmingham Rep by Jenny Ell

Mischief Theatre's A Comedy About A Bank Robbery has recently embarked on its first UK tour, opening at the Rep in Birmingham this week. This production is the company'sthird large-scale sho…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

BWW Album Review: IMAGINARY Original Live Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

SimG Records' latest release is a National Youth Music Theatre commission entitled Imaginary, which was performed at The Other Palace in London in August 2017. This brand new musical about c…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CD Review: THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW Original Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

Critically acclaimed musical The Quentin Dentin Show has gone down a storm with audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London and now supernatural game show host, Quentin Dentin himself, w…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY, Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham by Jenny Ell

Originally premiering on Broadway in 2000, the musical production of The Full Monty is a respectfully adapted version of the 1997 film about a group of unemployed men who decide to become st…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

CD Review: BAT OUT OF HELL Original Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

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…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Book Review: KEEPING MY BALLS IN THE AIR, Paul Elliott by Jenny Ell

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, rel…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

CD Review: WHEN LOVE IS GONE, Meredith Braun by Jenny Ell

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 …

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

CD Review: REAL, Natasha Barnes by Jenny Ell

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 la…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CD Review: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER UNMASKED: The Platinum Collection by Jenny Ell

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 …

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BWW Review: OLIVER BOITO's Notes Of Love EP by Jenny Ell

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…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BWW Review: 42ND STREET 2017 London Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

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

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Tuesday, 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.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

BWW Review: CINDERELLA, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry by Jenny Ell

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,…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

BWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham by Jenny Ell

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 mas…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BWW Review: DRAKE'S DREAM Original London Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

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 …

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Monday, December 5, 2016

BWW Review: BUMBLESCRATCH London Concert Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

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…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 1 December 2016 by Jenny Ell

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 titl…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

BWW Review: Stephanie Martin's APRIL SNOW Album by Jenny Ell

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 …

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

BWW Review: LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 21 October 2016 by Jenny Ell

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, th…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

BWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast Album by Jenny Ell

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…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

BWW Review: ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 6 September 2016 by Jenny Ell

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…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Curve Theatre Leicester, 11 August 2016 by Jenny Ell

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.…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BWW Review: Lost West End 2 Album by Jenny Ell

Following the success of the previously released Lost West End comes the aptly named Lost West End 2 - of course The albums, produced by Stage Door Records, are revisiting forgotten musical …

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BWW Review: PRODIGY Original Cast Recording by Jenny Ell

The latest cast recording release from Auburn Jam Records, Prodigy, was only released yesterday and has already placed in the top 100 albums on iTunes. This new musical, by the immensely tal…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

BWW Interview: Caroline Sheen on CRAZY FOR YOU at the Watermill by Jenny Ell

Caroline Sheen is one of our busiest and most popular musical theatre actresses. She has an unbelievable string of credits to her name including the title role in Mary Poppins, FantineEponin…

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