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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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The Actor and the Space by Declan Donnellan (book cover)

New book – The Actor and the Space
We are excited to announce the launch of Declan Donnellan’s new book The Actor and the Space, available from March 14.
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behind the scenes view of a theatre

Life is a Dream – on tour
After performing in 25 theatres, 4 international festivals, and 8 countries, and with more tour dates on the horizon, it’s an exciting time to share with you where we’ve travelled.
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“Uncomfortable, controversial, brilliant”
The reviews are in for Life is a Dream – our new Spanish-language production
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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”

The Guardian

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