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CAST 2015:

The taming of the shrew

 

 

Welcome to the website for the Cambridge American Stage Tour! Keep checking back for venue and ticket information, photos from rehearsals and the tour, and for more information on our cast and production team!

CAST, established under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench in 2000, is one of the major international theatre tours of the University of Cambridge. It aims to bring the work of Shakespeare to as wide an audience as possible in the eastern United States.

Now in its sixteenth year, Cambridge University’s largest international tour show has been performing to packed houses and critical acclaim since 2000. Each September, Cambridge’s most talented actors, directors, designers and technicians travel across the Atlantic to bring a Shakespeare play to colleges, high schools and professional theatres. This year’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, and will be directed by Kennedy Bloomer.

CAST is increasingly renowned as a showcase of the leading dramatic talent in Cambridge, including countless actors and directors about to enter the world of professional theatre. The directors of the last six CAST productions have gone on to successful careers in theatre directing.

 

THE SHOW

“If I be waspish, best beware my sting.”

The stubborn, rebellious Katherina must consent to marriage, before her sickly sweet, and much desired younger sister Bianca is allowed to be a wife to one of her many suitors. While Petruccio attempts to “tame” the shrewish elder sister, the suitors battle to win the younger by disguising themselves all under the watchful eye of Baptista, their father.

Are the dreams of happy endings all that they were meant to be? We’ll see…

A play within a play, and high on music, dance and laughs, Shakespeare’s greatest comedy is full to the brim of plot twists and turns. Shakespeare’s use of scintillating dialogue, foolery and daring schemes are jam-packed into our two hour performance of Romance and Revenge!

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Venues and Tickets

Straight from Cambridge University, CAST has been crossing the Atlantic annually for nearly 15 years to tour up and down the east coast of the USA. 2015 will be no exception.

We will be realising more dates, details on the times of performances, and how to buy tickets, very soon!

Cambridge Previews:

ADC Theatre
Thu Aug 27th

Ely Cathedral
Fri Aug 28th

US Tour:

Sebastian River Performing Arts Center, FL
Thu Sep 3rd & Sat Sep 5th

VENUE TBC

Roxy Auditorium @ Nashville School of the Arts, TN
Thu Sep 10th

VENUE TBC

Performing Arts Center, Pealer Recital Hall @ Frostburg State University, MD
Mon Sep 14th

Schuster Theatre @ Gannon University, PA
Thu Sep 17th

The Theatre @ Washington, VA
Sat Sep 19th & Sun Sep 20th

Shakespeare Academy Stratford, CT
Thu Sep 24th

Stratford High School, CT
Fri Sep 25th

Alumnae Hall @ Brown University, RI
Sun Sep 27th & Mon Sep 28th

UK Home Run:

ADC Theatre
Tue Oct 26th - Sat Oct 10th @ 7:45pm
£14 for Adults / £11 for Students
Booking Information: adctheatre.com or 01223 300085

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The cast of cast

 

Meet the players...

 

KATE REID is KATHERINA

JULIA KASS is BIANCA/BIONDELLO

SARAH MERCER is BAPTISTA

TOBY MARLOW is PETRUCCIO

WILL BISHOP is LUCENTIO

MARCO YOUNG is GREMIO/MERCHANT

ROBBIE TAYLOR HUNT is HORTENSIO/VINCENTIO

WILL PECK is GRUMIO

AOIFE KENNAN is TRANIO


All headshot credits to Johannes Hjorth - check out his website, full of amazing photos, at http://photo.johanneshjorth.se - with a complete CAST blog at http://photo.johanneshjorth.se/taming-of-the-shrew-photoshoot/

Click on the photos below to find out more

 

The cREW of cast

 

Meet the production team...


ALEX CARTLIDGE / TOUR MANAGER

LAURA SEDGWICK / TOUR MANAGER

KENNEDY BLOOMER / DIRECTOR

GABRIELLA BIRD / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

OLIVIA STAMP / EDUCATION OFFICER

JOSIE WASTELL / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

EMMA HOLLOWS / DESIGNER

JOSSIE EVANS / STAGE MANAGER

JOHANNES RUCKSTUHL / LIGHTING DESIGNER

TOM JOHNSON / CLX

HANNAH GRACE TAYLOR / POSTER DESIGNER

JOHANNES HJORTH / PHOOTGRAPHER

 

All headshot credits to Johannes Hjorth

Click on the photos below to find out more.

 

PREVIOUS CAST PRODUCTIONS

2014 - Much Ado About Nothing

2013 - Measure for Measure

2012 - Antony & Cleopatra

2011 - Macbeth

2010 - The Tempest

2009 - Two Gentlemen of Verona

2008 - Henry V

2007 - The Winter's Tale

2006 - Twelfth Night

2005 - Much Ado About Nothing

2004 - As You Like It

2003 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

2002 - The Comedy of Errors

2001 - Romeo and Juliet

2000 - Hamlet

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