Cheek by Jowl
perfomed in Russian with English surtitles
Thu 3 - Sat 5 Mar 2011 7.30pm
Theatre: £17.50 (£15.50), £20 (£18), Under 26s £10
Director: Declan Donnellan
Production Company: Cheek by Jowl
directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod
Moscow’s Chekhov International Festival returns to the UK with a forceful new production of The Tempest. Cheek by Jowl’s Russian sister company brings to life this disturbing masque of power, control and illusion. Shakespeare juggles savage laughter, magic and love with all the flair and freedom of his maturity.
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s internationally renowned Russian ensemble, whose ‘acting is nothing short of sublime’ (The Times), were previously seen at Warwick Arts Centre in Twelfth Night, Three Sisters and Boris Godunov. In 2009 Cheek by Jowl presented the highly-acclaimed French production Andromaque.
Performed in Russian with English surtitles
“I may not speak Russian, but the acting was so luminous in Declan Donnellan’s Twelfth Night that I felt as if I understood every word.” The Guardian
“Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, the artistic directors of Cheek by Jowl, are in the unusual position of being considered national treasures in two countries – their native England and their adoptive Russia.” The Independent
“Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happening.” The Guardian
“I can’t recommend it enough,it’s poised, it’s intense, it’s raw.” The Times (on Andromaque)
N.B. Surtitles are a complete translation projected on a screen above the stage.
Expected running time 2hrs no interval
Dates & Times
|Thu 3 Mar||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Fri 4 Mar||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Sat 5 Mar||Theatre||7:30pm|
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.