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 (you can find a timeline of all our previous productions here), 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.
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. Many directors of previous CAST productions have gone on to successful careers in theatre directing.
After a Cambridge preview in August, we shall be jetting off to America for four weeks in America, before returning to Cambridge for our final shows in early October. This year we are touring with our first ever production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Kennedy Bloomer.