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 Cowley Manor, Highnam Court near Gloucester and the Tuckwell Amphitheatre in Cheltenham. 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.
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’
Exciting news for Jenny Wren Productions!
Our 2015 show Burke and Hare was taken on by the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, who produced the show this spring, both at the Watermill and on tour. We worked with them to develop our show and our script, and it can be seen later this year, in November, at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. It is also being translated into German for a production in Munich!
Details from the Jermyn Street Theatre's website
Be a part of this exciting new project for Jenny Wren Productions!
By Jamila Gavin
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Jenny Wren Productions, in association with Gloucester Cathedral, is auditioning for a community cast for its epic production that will take place in May 2019.
Coram Boy is a gothic drama novel and an amazing piece of historical fiction based in the eighteenth century in both London and Gloucester. Stroud-based Jamila Gavin (who also wrote Jenny Wren's recent show, Love Lies Bleeding, manages to cleverly interweave three strands together to tell a story of love, friendship and betrayal.
Auditions will take place in Gloucester on Saturday 8th December at St Mary de Lode, St Mary's Square, Gloucester, 1 - 2.30pm for children aged 8-18, and in Cheltenham on Sunday 9th December, at St Luke's Church Hall, Cheltenham, 6 - 7.30pm for children aged 8-18 and 7.30 - 9pm for adults.
**** Please note we have had a lot of interest for the children's auditions and we are now particularly looking for adult actors. There are some fantastic parts for both men and women and we would be very interested to hear from you. ****
Recalls will take place on Tuesday 11th December at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham between 5-9pm.
Rehearsals will provisionally take place from January to May on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, with some Sundays required.
Proposed dress / tech rehearsal:
- Technical Sunday 26th May times TBC
- Dress Monday 27th May times TBC
Proposed performance dates;
- Tuesday 28th May 2019
- Wednesday 29th May 2019
- Thursday 30th May 2019
- If there is a demand the run will potentially be extended to include a performance on Friday 31st May 2019.