UK dates announced for Périclès, Prince de Tyr
Artistic Directors of Cheek by Jowl, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce UK tour dates for their production of Shakespeare’s Périclès, Prince de Tyr. Performed in French, with English surtitles, the production will open at the Barbican, where the company is an Associate, on 9 April, with previews from the 6 April, running until 21 April. Following the London dates, the productions runs at Oxford Playhouse from 24 – 28 April.
Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production the Barbican, London; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Théâtre du Nord, CDN Lille-Tourcoing-Hauts de France
With support from Jeune Theatre National-France
With thanks to the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
The production is performed in French with UK subtitles
Major new revival announced: The Knight of the Burning Pestle performed in Russian
Artistic Directors of Cheek by Jowl, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod announce a major new revival of Francis Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle which will be performed by an all-Russian company. The production tours internationally in 2019 – including a first time run for the play in Russia.
THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
By Francis Beaumont
Director: Declan Donnellan; Designer: Nick Ormerod
Cast includes: Alexander Feklistov, Anya Khalilulina, Andrei Kuzichev and Igor Teplov
The play starts … But then the plays stops!
A grocer and his wife in the audience invade the stage.
Just another boring trendy play ... Probably anti-grocer too....
What do they want? A return to good old entertainment values with dragons, kidnapped princesses and exotic locations - Excitement and glamour… And so the pair remain on stage to 'help' the actors improve their storyline.
Beaumont's hilarious satire roars into life again, ever more timely as the 21st century continues to unfold..
Produced by Cheek by Jowl and the Pushkin Theatre, Moscow
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod Awarded OBEs
Cheek by Jowl is happy to say that both Artistic Directors of the company, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Declan was awarded his OBE for services to Theatre, and Nick for services to Theatre Design.
The Winter's Tale to be livestreamed
Following the successful screenings of Measure for Measure and Ubu Roi, we are delighted to announce that The Winter’s Tale will be streamed live from the Barbican Centre on 19 April at 7.30pm*, for free.
Cheek by Jowl is an international company, with audiences around the world – as such, we will be screening The Winter’s Tale in English, French and Spanish (subtitled), partnering with BBC Arts Digital, Spain’s El País, France’s Télérama and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The screening will also be available with access subtitles.
This multi-camera screening is made possible due to the support of the Barbican Centre, and funding from The Space, Arts Council England and the BBC.
Please put the 19th April in your diary, and help us spread the good news!
NB The screening will be available until midnight on 7th May, on www.cheekbyjowl.com/livestream
Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the Alexandrov Ensemble and all the passengers and crew of yesterday's flight. As a mark of respect our Twelfth Night will not play today in Moscow.
Declan and Nick
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