Anne Washburn's

Mr Burns

Anne Washburn

Emma Baggott

The Linbury Theatre

Thursday 2 December at 7:30pm*
Friday 3 December at 2pm
Saturday 4 December at 7:30pm
Monday 6 December at 2pm
Tuesday 7 December at 7:30pm**

* Opening night of this run was livestreamed.

** The final performance in this run was a relaxed performance. Find out more.

About the show

It's the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. Mr Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are. When society has crumbled the play imagines the future for America's most famous family.

The running time is 2 hours 45 minutes, including an interval of 20 minutes.

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Anne Washburn's plays include 10 out of 12, Antlia Pneumatica, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, A Devil At Noon, I Have Loved Strangers, The Internationalist, The Ladies, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Mr. Burns, Shipwreck, The Small, an adaption of The Twilight Zone, and transadaptations of Euripides' Orestes & Iphigenia in Aulis. Her work has been produced nationally, and internationally. Awards include a Whiting, a Guggenheim, an Alpert Award, a PEN/Laura Pels award, a NYFA Fellowship, a Time Warner Fellowship, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist twice, and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo.

Emma is a freelance theatre director. She trained at Goldsmiths, University of London and at the Young Vic. Emma has a passion for new work and predominantly directs new plays. She believes we have a responsibility to contribute to the world we inhabit and address the state of society we occupy. 

Recent Directing includes productions for LAMDA, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bunker. Emma has worked as Associate / Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Headlong, Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East, New Diorama, Salisbury Playhouse, The Print Room, St James’ Theatre, The Pleasance and in the West End at Theatre Royal Haymarket with John Caird.

Emma is an associate artist at National Youth Theatre and a mentor director for National Theatre Connections. She is a guest director at LAMDA, RWCMD and Theatre Academy London. Emma also facilitates regular workshops for organisations such as National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, RTYDS, NYT, Arts Ed, University of Kent, Goldsmiths College, and Theatre Academy London. Emma taught and directed at The Brit School for six years. Emma teaches because she is passionate about empowering artists from all walks of life to find and hone their voice.

Contains adult themes, gun violence, haze and scenes of a distressing nature.

Creative Team

Emma Baggott

​​​​​​Laura Ann Price

Lighting Designer
Avery Elliot

Sound Designer
Alyssia Jones

Fight Director
Tom Jordan

Musical Directors
Matthew Jackson
Jack Trzcinski

Movement Director
Ruth Phillips

Vocal Coach
Nina Zendejas


Mrs Krabappel/Chorus Leader
Amy Vicary-Smith

Abbey Gillett

Jacob Hutchings

Angela Jones

Shaun Mendum

Jun Noh

Arsema Thomas

Alyssa Tibbs

Production Team

Production Manager
Ewen Roberts

Stage Manager on the Book
Daisy Simmons

Technical Stage Managers
Ciara Brady
Summer Collier

Chief LX
Tom Smith

Dep. Chief/Programmer
Emily Compton

Production Carpenter
Lucas Harle

Production Sound Engineer
Sam Maslin

Costume Supervisor
Georgia Rose

Live Streaming Manager 
Fintan Beirne

Live Streaming Supervisor 
Joe Tomlinson