Jenny Wren Productions is a Gloucestershire-based theatre company, formed in 2004. In the summer we can be found performing under the stars at open-air venues around the county, including Berkeley Castle, Cowley Manor and Highnam Court near Gloucester. The autumn usually takes us on another tour of the county and sometimes further afield, often to village halls and smaller theatres. We have strong links with the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and also perform there regularly in the Studio Theatre. We tour schools with Theatre in Education projects such as Dr Korczak's Example, about the plight of Jewish orphans during World War II, and Paved with Gold, about children working on the streets in Victorian London.
2019 sees us partnering with Gloucester Cathedral, the Everyman Theatre and Arts Council England to produce our biggest show yet, a community production of Coram Boy, written by Stroud-based Jamila Gavin and adapted by playwright Helen Edmundson, and staged both indoors and outdoors at the Cathedral. This is swiftly followed by our open-air tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel, adapted by Jenny Wicks. Exciting times!
The company comprises a pool of around 30 actors, musicians, designers, stage managers, producer and director. Many of our projects have been funded by Arts Council England and with others we have raised money for charities including the Pied Piper Appeal at Gloucester Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Most importantly, we have a lot of fun!
We hope to entertain you soon at one of our lovely venues!
Jenny and ‘the Wrens’