Jamie is an actor and a director.
Jamie’s productions include FIVE FINGER EXERCISE (The Print Room); MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY (Chichester Festival Theatre); THE DUMB WAITER (The Print Room, a finalist for the 2013, OFFIE for Best Director); A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER (Salisbury Playhouse); SINGLE SPIES and EDUCATING RITA (Watermill); MEASURE FOR MEASURE (UK Tour) and WIDOWS and ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (RADA).
His recent acting credits include: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (as Harry Potter, Palace Theatre); THE REHEARSAL, AN IDEAL HUSBAND and IF ONLY (Chichester Festival Theatre), DONKEY’S YEARS (Rose theatre) NOISES OFF (Old Vic & West End), THE CHALK GARDEN (Donmar Warehouse), TWELFTH NIGHT (Houghton Hall), COME BLOW YOUR HORN (Manchester Royal Exchange), ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, THE ISLAND PRINCESS, THE ROMAN ACTOR, EDWARD III (RSC), THE SHAWL and THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK (Crucible, Sheffield). He has worked regularly in television and radio, including regularly on WATERLOO ROAD (BBC).
FIVE FINGER EXERCISE opens at the Print Room
Jamie Glover directs this stunning London revival of Peter Shaffer’s powerful family drama, with Sound Design by Peter Rice and Movement Direction by Imogen Knight. Playing at the Print Room until the 13th of February.
Financial Times ★★★★
“Jamie Glover’s cracking revival”
“Glover’s staging is driven by rich, compelling performances”
“Glover’s production conveys the deep loneliness of all these characters”
“Shaffer tears apart drawing room domesticity with the sort of devastating emotional truths explored by American dramatists such as Miller, Williams, Albee and O’Neill.”
The Stage ★★★★
“There’s a lot going on beneath the surface of Peter Shaffer’s 1958 play.”
“a psychologically layered piece of writing”
“eloquently captures a post-war world on the turn and says much about the complexity of immigrant identity, the tangle of families, and the shifting, intricate relationships that so often exist between children and their parents.”
What’s On Stage ★★★★
“Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, first performed in 1958, has all the emotional turmoil of The Deep Blue Sea with a liberal dose of Osborne-style anger. It's very much a play of its time.”
“This was Shaffer's first success, and it's easy to see why. There's an even-handedness in the way he treats each character with sympathy, but he doesn't draw back from exposing the raw pain festering under their supposedly comfortable middle-class existence.”
“Jamie Glover's production is almost note perfect, and the cast are uniformly excellent.”
“This is a richly deserved revival”
British Theatre.com ★★★★
“Director Jamie Glover brings us this excellent revival of Peter Shaffer’s earliest stage success”
“Walter gives voice to Shaffer’s simple message: ‘You must forgive your parents being average and wrong when you worshipped them once.’ For as long as there are families, this poignant script will resonate with them.”
“a near perfect restoration”
The Evening Standard ★★★★
“it’s terrific to see a long-overdue revival of this finely judged 1958 drama, which marked Peter “Amadeus” Shaffer’s first big hit.”
New York Times
“the most revelatory production of this still-young theatrical year.”
“Jamie Glover, generates a considerable dramatic charge from this slice of theatrical esoterica”
“Mr. Glover then lifts the lid on passions that simply won’t be contained.”
“my god are Shaffer’s characters tricky little things - rich, complex, working with and against each other in endlessly shifting ways.”
“a worthy revival of a clearly stunning play”
British Theatre Guide
“a highly watchable play with fine performances that reminds us of a world that no longer exists.”