Jamie Ballard

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Scenes from an Execution

theatre
Role Carpeta
Director Tom Cairnes Starring
  • Fiona Shaw
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    National Theatre
    Set in 1571, Howard Barker’s funny and provocative play tells of Galactia, an artist commissioned to paint a vast canvas celebrating the triumphant Battle of Lepanto.

    Preferring protest to celebration, Galactia instead creates a work denouncing the carnage of war and finds herself facing incarceration.

    Jamie plays her lover Carpeta, who is then approached to take over the job and betrays Galactia to seize the assignment for himself. However is he as good an artist as she?
    Reviews

    "... not only powerful but also highly enjoyable ... fine cameos, particularly from Jamie Ballard" Susannah Clapp
    The Guardian

    “Shaw is surrounded by fine cameos, particularly from Jamie Ballard...” Susannah Clap
    The Observer

    “Foremost among a strong supporting cast are Jamie Ballard as carpeta.. Ian Shuttleworth
    Financial Times

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