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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.


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 – published on 14 March and available to buy from Nick Hern Books.
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Hamlet – in Craiova, Romania
After the success of Oedipus, Declan and Nick returned to Craiova to premiere a new production of Hamlet. The production premiered in February 2024 and remains in repertoire at the National Theatre.
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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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“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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