Judith Greenwood Associate Director


Judith Greenwood is an Associate Director of Cheek by Jowl. Since the early 1990s, she has designed the lighting for all but one of the company's productions.

Judith Greenwood studied English at university and was selling tractor parts before experiencing an epiphany at an RSC production of Three Sisters.

In that show, a girl came on during the interval and started preparing the stage for the second half. It suddenly dawned on me that people apart from actors were employed to work in this amazing world.

After working with Cheek by Jowl on Sara in 1990 and co-designing the lighting for HAMLET in the same year, Judith went on to light AS YOU LIKE it and has designed all but one Cheek by Jowl show since.

Besides her work with the company, Judith has worked for Impact Theatre Co-operative, the ICA in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She works regularly in Beirut, lighting for the singer Feyrouz and for the playwright Ziad Rahbani.

On working with Cheek by Jowl, Judith has said ...

I do read the script but I let Declan and the actors show me what the play is about in rehearsals.

Judith Greenwood's other credits include LE CID (Avignon Festival), BORIS GODUNOV (Russian Theatre Confederation), FALSTAFF (Salzburg Festival).