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Emily Burns


For the National Theatre: as director, Dear Octopus and Jack Absolute Flies Again; as associate director, Antony and Cleopatra and Hansard

In London’s West End: The Comeback at the Noël Coward

Other theatre includes: as director, The Book of Dust La Belle Sauvage (co-director), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (associate director) and Julius Caesar (associate director) at the Bridge; as dramaturg, Timon of Athens for the RSC; Macbeth for Wessex Grove; and Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington


Romeo and Juliet – adapted for the 2021 National Theatre production broadcast on PBS and Sky Arts


Emily Burns is a writer and director. She is an Associate of the National Theatre, the Bridge Theatre and works with comedy duo The Pin and the James Cousins Company.


(Published February 2024.)