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.

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. And whilst doing all of this, we have a lot of fun!

Jenny and ‘the Wrens’

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Bletchley Girls - brand new radio play from Jenny Wren Productions

Jenny Wren Productions presents


a world premiere by Lou Beckett


“Germany is winning the war, England’s being bombed into oblivion… and MI6 is depending on a small team of girls working in a freezing hut in the English countryside to break Germany’s most secret code.”

Inside Bletchley Park, Dilly Knox enlists a small team of young women to crack some of the enemy’s toughest codes. Whilst Margaret Rock is a trained statistician, the newest recruit is Mavis Lever, 19 years old and a student of German romantic poetry. A friendship develops between this unlikely pair as pressure mounts on them to decipher intercepts which will impact the course of the war. It’s a phenomenal task – “We must know what Hitler knows” – and they work against the clock – and the odds. But it’s not all night shifts and Enigma machines; there are dances, pranks, and even a touch of romance.

Jenny Wren Productions presents the untold true story of two female code-breakers at Bletchley Park at the height of World War II in this brand new radio drama.

Bletchley Girls was originally intended to be a stage play, but the Covid-19 pandemic prompted us to adapt, and we spent lockdown turning it into a radio play and recording it. We're thrilled to announce that it is now live, in three half-hour episodes and you can listen here. The links will be live until November 2020. Enjoy!


Click on the links here to listen:

Thanks to our partner Gloucester Cathedral, there is also a free, online, Community Singing resource, designed to provide creative opportunities for older people in individual households and in residential settings, but suitable for anyone who enjoys singing, to accompany the play:

With thanks to all involved, Bletchley Park and our funders Thirty Percy and the Gloucestershire Funders Covid-19 Response.

If you enjoy listening, we would be very grateful if you would make a donation via our JustGiving page to support the company:

Link to programme for Bletchley Girls:

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Our 2020 Shows

******NEWS ON OUR 2020 SHOWS!******

It's been a busy lockdown for Jenny Wren Productions!

Firstly, we are sad to announce that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have had to take the decision to postpone our open-air tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream until summer 2021. We are, however, very excited for this show and, all being well, will be back with a vengeance at all your favourite venues, plus a few new additions!


We have instead spent the summer working on an online alternative and will, very soon, bring you Pride and Prejudice - Abridged. Again, it's at the editing stage and release details will be posted here.

In addition to the radio play, we still hope to bring the stage play, Bletchley Girls, to a theatre near you in 2021...

Sending you all love and good wishes from the Wrens - stay well :)