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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.


Listen to a brand new bonus mini-series of ‘Not True, But Useful’
13 January 2022
In these special bonus episodes for the cold winter months, Declan shares all-new insights with Lucie Dawkins about theatre, rehearsal processes, and how his ideas about life and acting have shifted over the last four decades.
Click here to catch up on the mini-series on our podcast hub

An anniversary message from Lev Dodin
18 October 2021
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

Production photo
Photograph: John Haynes

Adrian Lester on As You Like It
11 August 2021
We’re delighted that our 1991-95 production of As You Like It has been featured in the podcast ‘Who Am I This Time?’ with two Cheek by Jowl alumni, David Morrissey and Adrian Lester.
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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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