Friday, May 23, 2008

Check by Jowl: Small Co. to Global Phenomenon

In 1981, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod founded Check by Jowl, a company that would be small, supple and cheap to run. They would offer an eclectic repertoire that would travel incessantly. As an article in the ‘Guardian’ recently chronicles, “[27 years on], that tiny troupe has given way to a multinational, multi- lingual operation, currently with three productions on the go: a French-language Andromache touring Belgium, a revival of their Russian Boris Godunov preparing to transfer to Salford - and the new Troilus, which comes to London via the Netherlands and Romania before flitting off to Spain.”

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