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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.


Watch the brand new trailer for Life is a Dream
24 November 2022
We’re delighted to share with you the first trailer for our new production of Life is a Dream, now performing in Spain, and coming to London in April 2023.
Watch the trailer.

An update on Cheek by Jowl’s Arts Council status
21 November 2022
Like many other organisations up and down the country, we recently learned that we will be excluded from receiving funding from ACE as part of their 2023 – 2026 portfolio.
Read the full statement here.

Looking back at Fuenteovejuna
13 October 2022
On the eve of the premiere of Life is a Dream, we’re looking back at Declan and Nick’s previous exploration of the Spanish Golden Age – Fuenteovejuna.
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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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