Coram Boy

Be a part of this exciting new project for Jenny Wren Productions!


By Jamila Gavin

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Jenny Wren Productions, in association with Gloucester Cathedral, is auditioning for a community cast for its epic production that will take place in May 2019.

Coram Boy is a gothic drama novel and an amazing piece of historical fiction based in the eighteenth century in both London and Gloucester. Stroud-based Jamila Gavin (who also wrote Jenny Wren's recent show, Love Lies Bleeding, manages to cleverly interweave three strands together to tell a story of love, friendship and betrayal.

Auditions will take place in Gloucester on Saturday 8th December at St Mary de Lode, St Mary's Square, Gloucester, 1 - 2.30pm for children aged 8-18, and in Cheltenham on Sunday 9th December, at St Luke's Church Hall, Cheltenham, 6 - 7.30pm for children aged 8-18 and 7.30 - 9pm for adults.

**** Please note we have had a lot of interest for the children's auditions and we are now particularly looking for adult actors. There are some fantastic parts for both men and women and we would be very interested to hear from you. ****

Recalls will take place on Tuesday 11th December at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham between 5-9pm.

Rehearsals will provisionally take place from January to May on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, with some Sundays required.

Proposed dress / tech rehearsal:
- Technical Sunday 26th May times TBC
- Dress Monday 27th May times TBC

Proposed performance dates;
- Tuesday 28th May 2019
- Wednesday 29th May 2019
- Thursday 30th May 2019
- If there is a demand the run will potentially be extended to include a performance on Friday 31st May 2019.

If you would like to audition for a role, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your name, age and postcode, and you will be sent further information about the audition requirements.

Burke and Hare goes to London

Exciting news for Jenny Wren Productions!

Our 2015 show Burke and Hare was 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!

Details from the Jermyn Street Theatre's website



Jenny Wren Productions present

Jane Austen's


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 NightRobin 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 / Tickets £12 adults; £8 concs.