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’
Jenny Wren Productions present
Adapted by Martin Millar and Doon MacKichan
Jenny Wren Productions delve into the dating scene of the early 19th century in this playful adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. Emma constantly tries to pair off her unfortunate friend Harriet Smith with unsuitable men but is convinced that, for herself, the single life is the only way. Matches are made and unmade quicker than you can say "how delightful", but after all the outrageous flirting, declarations of love and heaving of bosoms, will Emma's heart escape unscathed?
As Jane Austen writes, members of her family become her characters; blushing heroines, dashing suitors and dastardly cads and many more, bringing her story of the ultimate matchmaker to mischievous life.
From the company that brought you Twelfth Night, Robin Hood and last year's Jungle Book, make a date this summer with Jenny Wren Productions at a beautiful open-air venue near you.
"How very happy a summer must lie before us..."
The open-air part of the tour is now over but you can still catch us on -
Saturday 8th September – Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham. GL50 3AH.
Performance 2.30pm (N.B. indoors)
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk Tickets £12 adults; £8 concs.
Exciting news for Jenny Wren Productions!
Our 2015 show Burke and Hare has been taken on by the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, who produced the show this spring, both at the Watermill and on tour. We worked with them to develop our show and our script, and it can be seen later this year, in November, at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. It is also being translated into German for a production in Munich!
Watch this space for further details...
Click here to visit the Watermill's website.