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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Measure for Measure. Photograph: Johan Persson.

Chairs’ Letter: Please Help the Arts Survive
The performing arts are battling for survival at a time when theatre matters more than ever…
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Production photo
Photograph: Johan Persson

Declan’s Tagliatelle
In The Actor And The Target we found a possible tool to help the actor escape from block. It contained some choices, rules and steps to…
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Tune into our podcast!
Join Cheek by Jowl’s Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod in ‘Not True, But Useful…’ a podcast series all about theatre, acting, directing, and life.
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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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