Jenny Coverack



October 2012

A Father for My Son

Saturday 6th October at 7.30 pm. Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock PL18 9QX. Advance tickets can be reserved at 01822 833183 / They can also be purchased from Levine's in Calstock.

March 2012

A Father for My Son

3 episodes about Kathleen Scott, which I've written and performed, will be broadcast on the first three Sundays in March, (11th, 18th and 25th March, 2012) at 19.45 on BBC Radio 4 . Called, 'A Father for My Son' they follow Kathleen's life up to the death of Scott in March, 1912.

January 2012

A Father for My Son

I'm performing at Praa Sands Community Hall on January 28th, 19.30. Please phone Linda Collins on 01736 763339 for details.

A Father for My Son

A Father for My Son will be playing at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge on January 18th, 18.30 (See following links). The 17th/18th January 1912 was when Scott reached the South Pole, 100 years ago. Travel back in time with Kathleen Scott, wife of the legendary polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, for a female perspective on love and life at the turn of the 20th century. "A Father for My Son" at the "Scott Polar Research Institute."
SPRI Lecture Theatre
Time 6.30pm-8pm
7.50, 5 concessions and Friends of SPRI
Booking recommended
Tel: 01223 336540

December 2011

A Father for My Son

It was a great honour to be invited to Buckingham Palace for a reception of Exploration and Adventure on the 8th December, 2011 by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. This was all because of my play about Kathleen Scott, 'A Father for My Son'. 2012 is the centenary of Scott's reaching the South Pole and the death of Scott and his companions on their return journey.

October 2011

A Father for My Son

I'm performing, Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Nr Liskeard. PL14 5AZ on the 28th Oct, 2011. Their tel is 01566 86501 and their link is ""

September 2011

A Father for My Son

I'm performing, 'A Father for My Son' at the St Ives festival on the 23rd and 24th September, 2011 at the St Ives Arts Club, Wescott's Quay, 7.30pm. Tickets from:- 01736 792128 and the link for the festival is ""

June 2011

A Father for My Son

I am also performing 'A Father for My Son' for the Scott 100 in Plymouth on Sunday 5th June in the Roland Levinsky Building (LT1) at the Univ of Plymouth. For details call 01752 586005 or book on line at

May 2011

A Father for My Son

I'm performing 'A Father for My Son' again at Budleigh Salterton Town Hall on Wednesday 25th May in the Town Hall at 7.30. Tickets may be bought from Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information centre, tel. 01395 445275. Also from the Lawn Bakery, Budleigh Salterton and Lesleys, Stationers, Budleigh Salterton. Price £10, Concessions £8.

At this related link be sure to scroll far enough past the deep header to reach the pith. "A woman who knew her own mind": Michael Downes interviews Jenny Coverack.

April 2011

the 'Archers'

I have just recorded another episode for the 'Archers' in Birmingham, as a midwife this time. It goes out on April 6th. Jenny Stephens was the director.

February 2011

'Flush' by Virginia Woolf

I've just recorded another Book at Bedtime. It's called, 'Flush' by Virginia Woolf and is the biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel. It was abridged and directed by Sara Davies and is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 the week beginning 21st Feb at 10.45pm every weekday that week.

In a way it was revisiting as, in 1995, I played Elizabeth Barrett in, 'The Barretts of Wimpole Street'.

November 2010

A Father for My Son

I'm performing A Father for My Son for the Arthur Ransome Society at 2.30 pm on 13th Nov at Kington Langley Village Hall (near Chippenham) and on 18th Nov. at 7.30 pm at Rattery Village Hall. The latter is under the Villages in Action Scheme and tickets can be bought on line at their website.

July 2010

The Archers

It was fun recording The Archers (Jackie Osborne) the other day. The episode I was in was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 30th July 2010. Director: Julie Beckett.

November 2009

Exeter Trading Local

Jenny Coverack in 'Trading Local' - click to enlarge
Jenny Coverack in 'Trading Local'
Photograph copyright © 2009 Amy Romer

Jenny Coverack performing in 'Trading Local' for the Northcott and Show of Strength, on 14th Nov, 2009. I know it was last year, but I've only just been given the photo.