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!
We are very excited to share the news that our shows for 2020 will be;
A new play focusing on female codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War 2. This will open at Cheltenham Playhouse in May 2020 and then be a part of several festivals in the area. Full details to follow in due course - watch this space.
And our open-air summer tour will be a classic play that has been a long time coming for us:
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
We cannot wait! Full details of the tour to follow.
We're so excited about both shows and hope you will be too. We hope to entertain you soon at one of our lovely venues!
Jenny and ‘the Wrens’