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Cheek by Jowl is the international theatre company of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Performing across the world since 1981, it produces classical and modern works in English, Italian, French and Russian.


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Photograph: Johan Persson

General Manager Opportunity
We’re seeking a dynamic and experienced General Manager to help drive forward project activity and lead on the effective management of the company’s operations.
Click here for more information and to download the job pack

An anniversary message from Lev Dodin
To celebrate 40 years of Cheek by Jowl, Lev Dodin, artistic director of the Maly Drama Theatre, St Petersburg, sent the company a personal message, reflecting upon the years of friendship between the artists that have lasted to this day.
Click here to read Lev Dodin’s message in English and Russian

Edited Transcripts
Following the release of our podcast in 2020, we decided to create an edited version of the transcripts in several languages that would stand alone as a written educational resource.
Register to read the Transcripts in English, French, Italian and Spanish

“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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