Ella Burns


Ella Burns is currently involved with

CAST 2020: The Taming of the Shrew - Hortensia/Merchant

19:30, Tue 1st September 2020 - Thu 1st October 2020 Venue to be confirmed

Welcome to Sly’s, the most popular bar in Padua!

Bookish newcomer Lucentia and local Hortensia are both taken with the handsome bartender Bianco. The only hitch: his mother Baptista won’t let him settle down until his surly older brother Kit finds a partner. While Lucentia hatches a plan of subterfuge and disguise, Hortensia enlists the help of the arrogant Petruchia to woo Kit and leave his brother free to marry.

With both plots set in motion, grab a drink at Sly’s and watch the bar’s raucous patrons navigate a tricky journey towards love and self-realisation: maybe opposites really do attract after all.

Founded in the year 2000, CAST tours the East Coast of the USA and the Cayman Islands with a Shakespeare play for the month of September after rehearsing in Cambridge during August.

We visit numerous schools, universities and professional theatres across the USA, also providing educational workshops to help students with their understanding of Shakespearean English, acting technique and stage craft.


Ella Burns is preparing for

  • The Man Presents: Womxn - Director

    23:00, Tue 13th October 2020 at ADC Theatre

    We've all heard of sticking it to The Man, so it only seems right that through this series of character monologues, Cambridge's finest lady and non-binary comics will do just that, on stage, for every…

  • Training Wheels - Associate Director

    23:00, Wed 21st October 2020 - Sat 24th October 2020 at ADC Theatre

    Join the next generation of Cambridge comedians as we make you relive all the awkward moments of your first terms at Cambridge; from the first Freshers’ mingle to embarrassing yourself while drunk to…

  • Macbeth - Porter

    19:45, Tue 27th October 2020 - Sat 31st October 2020 at ADC Theatre

    William Shakespeare's Macbeth


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