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’

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Our 2020 Shows

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

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

Firstly, we've been working on a radio play. We were hoping to produce a new play called Bletchley Girls, by Lou Beckett, focusing on female code-breakers at Bletchley Park during World War II, but when we realised staging this, as planned, this May and June, was impossible, we got thinking - and adapted the script so it would work for radio.

So we've just spent the last two days recording Bletchley Girls - the radio play :)

We've had a lot of fun, rising to the challenge and learning new skills - each of us in our own homes, with the actors being guided, via Zoom, by the sound engineers on how best to use the recording equipment. Now the sound files have been sent to Boom Sound Studios (The Crown, Call the Midwife, The Imitation Game) for editing. It's all very exciting...

Broadcast dates and details in due course, and we still hope to bring the stage play, Bletchley Girls, to a theatre near you in 2021...

Secondly, 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!


We are instead working on an online alternative and will, later in the summer, bring you Pride and Prejudice - Abridged. The script is written, the fabulous actors are rehearsing in their own homes, and the release date will be shared here when it's ready to go.

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