“Working with Ross provides that wonderful combination you always look for as an actor - A director that challenges you to search for the scary and vulnerable truth of a character, but who supports you through that search and makes you feel powerful and totally in control of your own performance. It is a completely shared experience. He works just as hard as his actors, and he shares just as much.”
Jill Rutland - Actor
“I have worked with Ross on two very different pieces, one an Oscar Wilde classic, the other a devised interpretation of Treasure Island. Ross, unlike other directors I have worked with, is able to subtly pay heed to the world of indulgent actors, whilst utilising them to their fullest macro theatrical potential. I have never in the rehearsal room felt more challenged to analyse my characters’ many layers and intentions through Russian style processes, yet more comforted by the thorough, multi-faceted process that he as a director enables and provokes.”
Samuel John - Actor
"What struck me about the way Ross works is that at no time were we giving too much credence to the characters as functional pieces within a show; they were people with histories and emotions before they were comic constructions. I cannot wait to work with him again."
Laura Lexx - Actor and Comedian
"I found Ross had a wonderful balance as a director. He naturally knew how to bring out poignant moments and subtlety beautifully, whilst simultaneously allowing for the most out there and absurd moment of comedy to be experimented with"
Hannah Ellis - Actor
"I was lucky enough to be directed by Ross last year on The Pantaloon's production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
Ross, from day one, provided a safe space for the whole company to make discoveries and explore their many characters. He is constantly supportive, but also pushes and challenges you as an actor. His enthusiasm is absolutely infectious. He was also very present once the show was up and running and on the road; he stayed in contact and was always available for us to chat to, as well as visiting us as often as he could, despite working on another show. "
Maryann O'Brien - Actor
"Ross has endless sparks of creativity. The cogs are always turning, and that encouraged my to find the depth in my performance I desired. His curiosity was infectious. I really loved working with him, and would do it again in a heartbeat."
Sarah Cullum - Actor
"Ross is an intuitive, sensitive and brilliant director. In rehearsals for After Three Sisters, he created a space of play where instincts, his own and his cast, are to be trusted. He allows freedom and non-judgment for an actor to express themselves and constantly keeps the performance space alive with a journey of ideas."
Violet Ryder - Actor
"Ross digs deep and is demanding in the way that quality work has to be. He reveals new things about your writing you didn't know were there all with the flick of a well honed, incisive question. Hats off."
Writing a play can be a devil but then getting it onstage with integrity and flair is a whole other story but Ross navigates both with a cheeky smile, while wearing sweaty a t-shirt and intense commitment that makes the process what it should be."
Neil Smith - Writer
"Ross is a passionate and engaging director to work with. He has always made me feel totally embedded within the production whilst at the same time having so much freedom and input into the show. I've always felt that I've fully understood Ross's vision for the play and the story he wants to tell and how my work plays a part in that. Ross's dedication to his work and the quality of it creates a fantastic energy to work in. He is an actor-led director, and this has always allowed me to feel sure that I'm in safe hands when making a show with him. Ross creates exciting work that for me stands out from so much of the hurly burly of much contemporary theatre making. I would recommend working with him to any actor looking to be challenged, engaged and artistically invigorated."
Luke Barton - Actor
"Ross Drury - certainly one of the best directors I've worked with ever! I know I kind of take the mickey a little about him making us play games in rehearsals...that's 'cos I'm useless at ball games, etc. But creatively, intellectually, encouragingly, brilliant. Love working with him."
David Burton - Actor