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Cheek by Jowl is the international theatre company of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Founded in 1981, it produces and performs theatre in multiple languages around the world.

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Oedipus (Oedip Rege)
4 October 2022
Declan and Nick’s production of Oedipus plays in repertory at the Teatrul Naţional “Marin Sorescu” in Craiova, Romania.
It is their first Romanian-language production, after many years of collaboration with the Teatrul Naţional.
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Ubu Roi: Now Streaming on Digital Theatre+
23 September 2022
Cheek by Jowl’s 2013 production of Alfred Jarry’s irreverent masterpiece, Ubu Roi, is now available to stream on Digital Theatre+
Menacing, hilarious and anarchic, Ubu Rois piercing humour continues to fascinate us, enabling a world of rich theatricality that keeps pace with our own times.
Digital Theatre+ is an educational platform, giving students 24/7 access to the platform on any device, whether they’re learning in the classroom or at home.
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Hello from rehearsals…
21 September 2022
Rehearsals for our new production of Life is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño) are well underway in Madrid!
The company has gathered together a few weeks after the initial exploratory Research & Development week, ‘the Woods’, to continue the creation process with Declan and Nick.
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“Theatre cannot die before the last dream has been dreamt”

Declan Donnellan, The Actor and the Target


“Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happening”

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