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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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The Winter’s Tale. Photograph: Johan Persson

We are seeking new trustees!
We are seeking new trustees to expand the breadth of skills and diversity on our Board. We are interested in meeting candidates who have a passion for theatre and live performance, and who are keen to champion Cheek by Jowl’s work and international outlook…
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The podcast returns
We’re delighted to announce the second series of our podcast ‘Not True, But Useful…’ In this series, our host Lucie Dawkins talks to Declan and Nick about some of the great playwrights and what they can teach us about love, life and hope in this strange time…
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Edited Transcripts
Following the release of our podcast in 2020, we decided to create an edited version of the transcripts that would stand alone as a written educational resource.
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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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