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’
Tickets now on sale for
By Jamila Gavin
Adapted by Helen Edmundson
At Gloucester Cathedral
Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th May 2019, 7pm
Jenny Wren Productions present a large-scale production of Jamila Gavin's epic tale of friendship and love, sacrifice and betrayal, parents and children, in 18th century Gloucestershire.
Alexander Ashbrook is heir to the magnificent Ashbrook Estate, but he would rather study music at Gloucester Cathedral and work with the composer, Handel. Otis Gardiner, a local tinker, is - unbeknownst to the Ashbrook family - using the Ashbrook Estate for some very dark deeds. Two young boys who have grown up in a London orphanage are sent out to work for the first time. Each of them is unaware that their lives are deeply entwined, and many secrets come to light as the drama unfolds.
Coram Boy was written by the Stroud-based author Jamila Gavin and won the Whitbread Children's Book Award. Don't miss the chance to see this incredible story performed in the very place where it is set, Gloucester Cathedral, by a large community cast and choir made up of adults and children.
Recommended age: 12+
Tickets available from the Everyman Theatre on 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/coram-boy-gloucester-cathedral/
Jenny Wren Productions' summer show 2019 will be....
...The Scarlet Pimpernel
The tour will run from July 12th - August 11th and includes venues such as Berkeley Castle, The Tuckwell Amphitheatre in Cheltenham and Museum in the Park in Stroud.
Watch this space for further details...