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Alex James Ellison

Actor/Musician/Writer

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ABOUT

Alex is an actor, musician and writer based in London. He is currently a Swing in the West End production of The Choir Of Man at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square.

Alex wrote, directed and starred in the sell-out production of FIVER at Southwark Playhouse. He also plays Mattis in Mia and Me.

Alex has appeared in other shows such as Disney: The Castle (Disney Music, Riyadh Season), The Coffee Shop Musical (The Other Palace/UK Tour), Glory Ride (The Other Palace)The Secret Garden (The Barn Theatre), Apartment 40C (St James Theatre), Aliens Love Underpants (Dominion Theatre and Tour) and Whistle Down The Wind (The Union Theatre).

He is the Musical Director for The Adam Street Singers as well as a pianist/vocalist at Overtures and previously SingEasy in the Pianoworks​. In 2023, he worked as Vocal Coach on ITV's Archie staring Jason Isaacs and Laura Aikman. He wrote, arranged and taught his original song Top Of The Worldfeaturing over 1000 young performers which charted at no. 1 in the iTunes Soundtrack charts. He also arranged The Climb which was released as a charity single in 2024, topping the iTunes Soundtrack charts once again.

Alex has taught extensively across the UK and internationally working with all ages of children and young adults. Key work includes teaching/leading workshops at D&B Performing Arts, West End Stage, The Theatre Workshop, West End Experience, Central School Of Ballet, Laine Theatre Arts, Emil Dale, Spirit Youth Theatre, Arts International and more.

He has featured in commercials for Smyths Toy Store - Nerf Gun, Merci Chocolate, Wii - Sonic and the Black Knight, Flybe and Apple and has appeared in 2 videos for the Sidemen including arranging and performing the choir version of Christmas Drillings which was the 2022 Christmas number 7!

As a recording artist, Alex has several releases out and has gigged all over London and the UK. In June 2016, Alex went on tour with Les Miserables film star Samantha Barks supporting her UK tour. Alex, also, won the Eurostar prize in the Mayor of London's busking competition, GIGS, where he won a trip to Paris to perform!​ In 2016, he won the London based competition 'Pride's Got Talent' where he won over the judges including Sinitta in the grand final at the Charing Cross Theatre. As part of his prize, he performed on the main stage in Trafalgar Square at Pride In London 2017. 

He is also the creative director and founder of West End Calling - the musical theatre competition for young performers.

Alex trained at the BRIT School of Performing Arts on the Musical Theatre course from 2008-2010. After this, he trained on the 3 year Musical Theatre course at Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts.

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FIVER

FIVER is a musical by Alex James Ellison which premiered in July 2019 at the Southwark Playhouse.

 

The sell out run received nominations for numerous awards including Best New Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards and the West End Wilma Awards and Best Off-West End Production at the WhatsOnStage Awards

 

More recently, a live streamed concert version of FIVER was performed during lockdown in November 2020 with that same cast as the original production, and the  subsequent ‘live album’ shot straight to number 1 in the iTunes soundtrack charts on it's release day in March 2021.

 

For more information, sheet music and limited edition CDs, head to the FIVER website! 

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BASTARDS

B*ST*RDS is a two-hander comedy musical written by Will Holyhead and Alex James Ellison. It had its first outing performances at The Actors Theatre at the 2024 Brighton Fringe where it's been nominated for an Offie Award.

 

The show follows three meetings between Oliver Cromwell - England’s only ever dictator - and playwright, William D’Avenant - The suspected illegitimate child of Shakespeare, responsible for writing the first ever English Opera to get around Cromwell's anti-theatre laws.

 

It explores the crazy but very real possibility that the only man in British history to ban theatre - might have helped to invent musical theatre....

The year is 1652. William D’Avenant, is locked in the Tower of London. A prisoner condemned for the crime of treason. For D’Avenant, release and freedom seem a hopeless dream, until one day he receives an unexpected summon from the most powerful man in the country, who has a problem that only he can fix…

Reviews:

West End Best Friend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Broadway Baby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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CONTACT

Email - hello@alexjamesellison.com

 
For industry bookings - 
33 ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Hamelworth House, 5th Floor, 9 St Clare Street, London EC3N 1LQ

Tel: 020 7160 6333

casting@33ltd.com

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