James Ronan - theatre director

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Here you can see reviews of my work.

As Director


"The captivating Confidence/Supply...two scenes in the same space, which take turns to run and deftly escalate in synchronicity...cleverly woven and urgent."

Laura Foulger, The Upcoming

The Dress

“Sensitively directed by James Ronan, (The Dress) explores the subject of a historical abuse....slowly ekes out the root of the issue by extrapolating on the unsaid subtext with great effect."

Daniel Perks, Miro Magazine

Have Your Cake

“Standout works include...Have Your Cake. A date unravels when a woman jokes that the man will pay. What follows is a very uncomfortable look at rape and sexual assault (and the view others have when it happens to someone else)...incredible and haunting."

Shanine Salmon, View From The Cheap Seat

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As Actor

Love's Labours Lost as Berowne

'There are delicious leading performances from Nicole Cooper and James Ronan as Rosaline and Berowne...one of Berowne’s most passionate and elaborate speeches even wins its own ovation, like an aria brilliantly sung; as if the young Shakespeare’s brilliant, obsessive way with words were finally coming into fashion again, 400 years on.’ 

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick

"The casting of two of the strongest actors in this year's...ensemble reaps rich rewards. James Ronan (Benedick)....displays an exceptional facility for the soliloquies and there's a sparky chemistry between the pair. Ronan's comic timing is shown off to splendid effect... The scene in which Benedick and Bertram finally admit their love for each other is as moving as anything I've seen."
Allan Radcliffe, The Times

"James Ronan delights as the astonished, lovestruck Benedick..."
Mark Brown, The Glasgow Herald


Henry IV as Prince Hal

'benefits from a fine, beautifully spoken performance from James Ronan as Hal’ 

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman