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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.


Life is a Dream – coming to the Barbican next month
16 March 2023
Our Spanish-language production of Life is a Dream performs at our London home, the Barbican, next month. Don’t miss your chance to see Cheek by Jowl’s “original, daring and transgressive” production of Calderon’s classic.
Watch the trailer and find out more

As You Like It – a new Education Pack
30 January 2023
We’ve just released the latest in our series of education packs, based on our 1991-95 production of As You Like It.
Find Out More.

“Uncomfortable, controversial, brilliant” – Press reviews of Life is a Dream
24 January 2023
Our new Spanish-language production of Life is a Dream has opened in Madrid, where it continues to play at the Teatro Comedia until the 26th February – and the reviews are in…
Read them here…

“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”

The Guardian


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