12th Night

Greetings from Illyria! Jenny Wren Productions invite you to join us on our jaunt into the land of Shakespeare. We promise an action-packed sojourn involving everything you’d expect from a group of actors of an evening – cross-dressing, a couple of fights and some drunken revels. Throw in a shipwreck, much unrequited love and a classic case of mistaken identity and your entertainment is complete. A small cast work their yellow cross-gartered stockings off to play all the characters between them – all for your diversion. “Why, this is the best fooling, when all is done!”

The Three Musketeers

Mesdames et Messieurs! Jenny Wren Productions transporte vous à 17th century Paris avec The Three Musketeers, classique tale of D’Artagnan et ses amis.
Après a few scrapes, le jeune D’Artagnan est ready pour un challenge. He must voyage to Angleterre on an undercover mission of grande importance; to recover the Queen’s diamonds – quelle intrigue! He is aided par les trois Musketeers et la belle Constance – quelle amour! – but hampered by femme fatale Milady de Winter – quelle horreur!
Un story of sword-fighting, scheming, spying and secret rendezvous, this is action-packed fun pour toute la famille – quel spectacle!
All for one and one for all – will D’Artagnan save le jour?

The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

By Simone Benmussa, translated by Barbara Wright
A strange life his was, and mysterious – mysterious, because when he died, we learnt that Albert was a woman.
1860s Dublin. Albert Nobbs is an apparently unassuming and exemplary waiter in a large hotel. However, he is harbouring a secret that remains largely undiscovered until his death: he is actually a woman, posing as a man in order to obtain work and avoid destitution. But this leads to destitution of a more personal kind, as ‘Albert’ can only stumble through life, wondering ‘what if…?’ until a chance encounter with a fellow ‘perhapser’ leaves ‘him’ clinging to unrealistic dreams of domestic happiness.

The Pygmalion Project

You have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human being and change them into a quite different human being… It’s the most absorbing experiment I ever tackled.
Jenny Wren Productions take the Pygmalion model and give it a 2009 twist. The company that brought The Canterbury Tales and Dr Korczak’s Example to the Studio now recreate the story of Eliza and Higgins – with a few surprises thrown in.
With all the wit, wordplay and wisdom of the original, The Pygmalion Project is a work in progress…
I shall make a duchess of this draggle-tailed guttersnipe.
With apologies to George Bernard Shaw!

The Pickwick Papers

By Doc Watson, adapted from Charles Dickens

Members of the Pickwick Club… Welcome to you all! In this year of Charles Dickens’ bicentenary, Jenny Wren Productions bring you an action-packed adaptation of his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. We invite you to join the jolly Mr Pickwick and his friend Mr Winkle as they journey around the English countryside. Warning: along the way, you may find yourselves embroiled in a series of adventures, accidents, and altercations – there will be fights, chases, elopements and even, if you’re not careful, a prison stay. All the classic characters will be there – cheerful Cockney Sam Weller, comic villain Mr Jingle and sleepy Joe, aka ‘Fat Boy’. Stagecoaches are unsettling in all directions, horses are bolting, boats overturning and boilers are bursting... Today my travels begin.

The Mysterious Gentleman

Jenny Wren Productions present THE MYSTERIOUS GENTLEMAN

Written by Jarek Adams and directed by Jenny Wicks John Nevil Maskelyne was a master magician. His illustrious career began when he exposed charlatan spiritualists in Cheltenham Town Hall. He then went on to create illusions that amazed Victorian audiences, and still astonish people today. But why did he explore dark magic? Were his powers supernatural? And who was the "Mysterious Gentleman" in black? This new production uses a combination of stage magic and theatre to tell the story of this Cheltenham-born showman.

The Jungle Book

Jenny Wren Productions present Kipling's
THE JUNGLE BOOK Adapted by Elise Heaven and Jenny Wicks
Warning! Wild animals at large! Watch your back around the Cotswolds this summer as Jenny Wren Productions let wolves, tigers, bears, and even a python loose at a theatre near you. OK, so we’re monkeying around – this all-singing, all-dancing menagerie might steal your picnic but they won’t actually bite! You are in danger, however, of exposure to silly humour, slapstick and even some serious storytelling. Darker than Disney, closer to Kipling, this is The Jungle Book in all its gory glory – Good hunting all! From the company that brought you Around the World in 80 Days, Twelfth Night and last year’s Robin Hood, The Jungle Book is ideal for anyone school-age, work-age and upwards.

There’s no business like monkey business…

"One of the funniest, quirkiest bundles of talent ever to lighten Gloucestershire’s doorstep" - Cotswold Life.