Jamie Ballard is simply extraordinary in (and as) Uncle Vanya. Voted by the Guardian as one of the “ten best Hamlets ever”, Ballard is an absolute revelation as a man whose entire life has been dictated to and shaped by other people’s, whether it be the death of his sister, an unrequited love, or his supercilious brother-in-law. Vanya is one of life’s great losers, and Jamie Ballard not so much plays the part as inhabits it.
Art Scene in Wales on Uncle Vanya
The rather high-pitched touchiness and petulant self-concern of Brachiana are adeptly captured by Jamie Ballard
Independent on The White Devil
Taking the crown in a hilarious ‘Who, me?!’ moment at the start, Jamie Ballard gives full vent to his character’s waywardness.
The Daily Mail on King John
Jamie Ballard is a blistering (and blistered) Tiresias
The Observer on Antigone
"... not only powerful but also highly enjoyable ... fine cameos, particularly from Jamie Ballard"
The Guardian on Scenes from an Execution
"Jamie Ballard movingly captures the terrible grief of Macduff"****
The Telegraph on Macbeth