Jenna Donnelly (lyrics/book) and Ethan Lewis Maltby (music/book) have been writing together for several years creating completely original cinematic musicals.
Works include: Courtenay (with Christopher Neame) an epic historical tale of bloody rebellion, the spooky, larger-than-life spectacle Apparition Smith and Christmas show The Sparkle Thief which completed a second season of shows at Canterbury’s Anselm Studios in 2015. In 2016, their WW1 musical The Battle of Boat was premiered by the National Youth Music Theatre at the Rose, Kingston with a full cast-recording released the following year. The show is published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. 2017 saw the premiere of their new work, The Masters of Mystery as part of the Canterbury Festival supported by Arts Council England and the Marlowe Theatre.
Independently, Ethan Lewis Maltby’s music has been performed internationally, he created the percussion shows Noise Ensemble and DrumChasers (narrated by Stephen Fry) and has scored for cinema, television and major sporting events including several FA Cup Finals.
Jenna Donnelly is a lyricist and writer of platinum-selling records across the globe and has collaborated with artists on major labels such as Sony, Virgin and Warner. Her work also extends into primetime television, producing music for major ITV shows.
Jenna Donnelly & Ethan Lewis Maltby