Jenny Wren Productions is a Gloucestershire-based professional theatre company, formed in 2004. In the summer we can be found performing classic plays 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, often with a new play, to small theatres and rural venues. We have strong links with the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and perform there regularly. We have toured schools, libraries and care homes with Theatre in Education projects, incorporating educational workshops, and in 2020, we adapted! We created radio drama and an online play - but we are looking forward to creating live shows again later in 2021 :)

The company comprises a pool of 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. And whilst doing all of this, we have a lot of fun!

"One of the funniest, quirkiest bundles of talent ever to lighten Gloucestershire's doorstep" - Cotswold Life

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Jenny Wren Productions' summer tour 2024 will be... (drum roll)

William Shakespeare's


"If music be the food of love", to start,
A small band of players take many parts
In this tale of mistaken identity.
Unrequited love, drunken jollity,
Live music, yellow stockings and a fight
Make for the most entertaining of nights.
There's pathos too, and joy and sadness
And moments to fill the heart with gladness.
Join Jenny Wren Productions for some fun
In the open-air, under "the glorious sun".

Tour details to follow - watch this space...

This will be Jenny Wren Productions' 20th anniversary and 20th open-air show, so it promises to be a special one, and we hope you can join us!

Wednesday 10 May 2023


 Vincent Crummles' Acting Company

- or rather - 



The Life and Adventures of



The reprehensible Uncle Ralph The despicable Wackford Squeers “The Infant Phenomenon” Ninetta Crummles not forgetting Nicholas Nickleby himself his unfortunate friend, Smike And many more of Dickens’ most weird and wonderful characters


Left destitute on the death of their father, the Nickleby family are forced to give up a life of contentment in the countryside. The ensuing adventures take Nicholas all over, from Devon to Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire, via a chance encounter with a troupe of strolling players. This is a tale of twists and turns, ups and downs, cruelty and hardship, but also friendship, kindness and love.


Will Uncle Ralph get his comeuppance? Will there be romance along the way? Will Smike remember all his lines?


Find out, by catching Jenny Wren Productions at a beautiful open-air venue near you, hot off the heels of their national tour of Little Women and last summer’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”