Unrestricted View

Unrestricted View was set up in 1997 by Felicity & James Wren in order to produce exciting and innovative new theatre, comedy & film. In 1999 UV became the resident company at The Hen & Chickens Theatre and remains so to this day. UV was also resident company at Lowdown at The Albany on Great Portland Street 2003-2011 and The Vandella in Shepherds Bush in 2012.

Productions (including co-productions) include:

Seepage by James Wren        Etcetera Theatre       1997            Theatre

Tomorrow Never Knows by Dean Collinson   Hen & Chickens Theatre   1999   Theatre

Broken Journey By Glyn Maxwell        Hen & Chickens Theatre   1999         Theatre

Shame by James Wren        Hen & Chickens Theatre  1999       Theatre

Cinderella by James Wren         Hen & Chickens Theatre  2000     Theatre

The Lifeblood by Glyn Maxwell     Hen & Chickens Theatre  2001    Theatre

It’s Christmas Carol! By Chris Howard      Hen & Chickens Theatre    2001   Theatre

The Guerilla Theatre Experiment    Hen & Chickens Theatre   2002-4    Theatre

Hippo Roundabout     Hen & Chickens Theatre     2003    Comedy

Spank!   Lowdown at The Albany  2004-11  Comedy

Greedy       Hen & Chickens Theatre, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Festival,Workshop Theater New York  2004-8     Comedy

The Forever Waltz by Glyn Maxwell   Hen & Chickens Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Workshop Theater New York 2005   Theatre

Never Smile/The Big Nil by Ken Javie/Tim Harris    Hen & Chickens Theatre   2006

Greedy      Taster Pilot    2007    Comedy/Film

Umbrage Swain by Alan Freestone & James Wren   Hen & Chickens Theatre/Edinburgh Festival    2007-14     Comedy/Theatre

Feeling Greedy    Lowdown at The Albany   2008   Comedy

The Trap     FMW FILMS    2011       Film

One Hand Applauding Festival   Hen & Chickens Theatre   2012-14    Theatre

A Doll’s House by Si Spencer    Hen & Chickens Theatre   2013  Theatre

A May’s Plays Festival   Hen & Chickens Theatre   2014    Theatre

A Doll’s House/Ghosts by Si Spencer   Hen & Chickens Theatre   2014   Theatre

Get it Seen Festival!   Hen & Chickens Theatre   2014    Film

Summer Shorts   Hen & Chickens Theatre   2014    Theatre

Acts of Redemption Hen & Chickens Theatre 2015   Theatre

Unrestricted View Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre 2016  Film

Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre 2016  Film

Unrestricted View Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre 2017  Film

Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre 2017  Film

Unrestricted View Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre/Screen on the Green/Vintage Mobile Cinema 2018  Film

Stupid Cupid  Hen & Chickens/Brighton Fringe/Edinburgh Fringe  2018  Theatre

Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre 2018  Film

The Haunting of 47   Hen & Chickens Theatre  2019  Theatre

Unrestricted View Film Festival  Hen & Chickens Theatre/Screen on the Green/Vue 2018  Film

Unrestricted View are:

Felicity Wren  154266_10150352647055724_4793464_n(Co-Artistic Director)

Felicity trained as an actress at Bretton Hall & Mountview Academy.

Don’t let that smile fool you, she is the undefeated world cage-fighting champion and hard as nails.

She now live in a mansion in Los Angeles paid for with the millions she got from inventing ‘Hover Slippers’

She also hasn’t sent me her real bio yet.

366James Wren (Co-Artistic Director)

James Trained as an actor at Mountview Academy

He has written and produced three feature films. PEACOCK SEASON (FMW) was released in 2011 and is available on DVD from Go Faster Stripe. THE TRAP (FMW) and THE MAN YOU’RE NOT (FMW) (Johanna Lumley, Reese Shearsmith) are in post production and due for a 2015 release. He has also
written CASTLE BAY (In development) and is a producer/writer on THE DAY THEY CAME TO SUCK OUT OUR BRAINS (In development). He is also writer/director on a short REPEAT to be filmed in spring 2015.
For TV, James has written and produced three pilots – The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is with Channel Flip, The Cave was developed with/for Warner Music and Greedy with Roll ‘Em. In theatre, James has produced twelve plays and literally hundreds of comedy shows including the massive hit Edinburgh Festival late night show Spank!, currently in its 11th year.
As an actor James has appeared in lead roles in the above features and pilots as well as leads in three West End shows (Les Miserables, Whistle down the Wind & The Canterbury Tales) and theatre shows across the country. James has also appeared in Live at The Electric (BBC), Messiah (BBC) and 20 Things To Do Before You’re 30 (Channel 4). For more details about James’s films go to Fmwfilms.co.uk and Brains – The Movie. He also has his own site at jameswren.co.uk

Mark-Lyminster-1Mark Lyminster (Theatre Manager)

Mark trained as an actor at Mountview Academy

Of course Mark is a household name after winning the triple-jump at the last 20 Olympic Games, although his distance of 227 meters at the 1920 games in Antwerp remains his best distance.

Old springy heels hasn’t sent me a bio either but in fairness, i haven’t asked him to yet. This therefore disproves the myth that Mark is psychic.