Reviews & Interviews

Reviews

NOT DYING @ Lyric Hammersmith, June 2019:

“an acerbically funny and deeply thought-provoking monologue […] Hale is a compelling and witty performer who makes you laugh and reflect in equal measure” – Agnes Carrington-Windo, Plays to See

Unashamedly loud and proud, Hale comes alive – and is indeed at his best – when he’s making comedy […] he takes command of the stage […] He’s clearly on the ascendant with last years’ Spread the Word award under his belt. He comes across as confident and full of potential as a writer and performer. – Colin Hambrook, Disability Arts Online

Aseptic @ the Saboteur Awards, May 2018 (with Emily Robinson):

“The most powerful poetry performance was Aseptic by Jamie Hale & Emily Robinson, […] their endless iterations of self-portraiture demonstrated an impressively rigorous process of scrutiny” – Jade Cuttle, Write Out Loud

Transpose @ the Barbican Centre, December 2017:

“… commanded our attention and found form in writing of exquisite delicacy and linguistic precision […] incisive verbal choices and elegant switches of rhythm in poetry and prose that followed. This is writing of the highest quality, finding fresh language and new approaches […] Above all it is their sensitivity to the use and abuse of language that stands out as exceptional in choice and treatment of theme” – Tim Hochstrasser, Plays to See

“Witty, tongue in cheek humour” – Saskia Coomber, A Younger Theatre

“They explore multiple themes in their work deftly and with real insight” – Jay Donovan, LGBTQArts

Interviews

CRIPtic @ the Barbican, October 2019

“I know that I push and pull at them, but that’s part of the journey, for me. I am excited by the edge of danger – that the only thing between me and disaster is my performance, and I love feeling a sensation that the performance is flowing, that we’re communicating, and that the audience is responding to the gifts I’ve offered them.” – Jamie Hale & Naomi Woddis, Naomi’s September News

“It’s really important to me that the work centres the disabled experience and invites the audience inside that – to feel the experience of the disabled person in the show, rather than siting themselves as onlookers. ” – Jamie & Aliya – Spread the Word

“Ultimately the message comes down to ‘we’re here, and we’re staying here’ – an act of reclaiming the stage as our own, and taking up our places in the (theatre and wider) world.” Jamie Hale & Colin Hambrook – Disability Arts Online