Emily Burns  |  Director, Writer  
emailemilyburns(at)gmail(dot)com 





directed Jack Absolute, National Theatre

“the giddiest night of theatre you’ll have all summer” (Independent)
“perfectly paced, ideally calibrated production” (Variety)
“an enormously loveable show” (Sunday Times)


adapted Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre/Sky Arts/PBS

“Audacious and fleet-footed” (The Times)            
“a hybrid wonder and full of intelligent invention” (Guardian)
“Half as long and twice as good” (New York Times)


directed The Comeback, Noël Coward Theatre

“Quicksilver capers, crisply directed” (Observer)
“It’s all an inch away from chaos and, since it’s perfectly timed and ruthlessly controlled,uproariously funny” (Variety)





Resident Director at the National Theatre

also working with the Bridge Theatre, the James Cousins Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company


Represented by Rose Cobbe, United Agents