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Weekend Lab: Cheek by Jowl

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Join Cheek by Jowl’s Assistant Director Marcus Roche for an intensive weekend workshop in response to Pericles at the Barbican.

Cheek by Jowl is the home theatre company of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Since it was founded in 1981 the company has been invited to perform all over the world and now produces work in three languages: English, French and Russian. Marcus Roche has worked with Cheek by Jowl for over two years, and has worked across Europe and in Russia.

What to expect

Through this intensive weekend workshop, you will gain insight into Cheek by Jowl’s approach to acting, and be introduced to some of the modes of rehearsal the company uses. As an international company performing classic works, this workshop will focus on the company’s work with Shakespeare’s plays, in particular – Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

As part of the Lab, you will receive a ticket to the Saturday evening production of Pericles at the Barbican on 14 April 2018.

This Lab is suitable for students, emerging or mid-career actors, directors and theatre-makers, ages 18+. International participants are encouraged to apply. Some preparation in advance will be required.

Bursary places

A limited number of free bursary places are available if you are unable to attend this Lab due to your financial circumstances, and you are a resident in an east London borough**.

To apply for a bursary place, please email [email protected], with the following information:

Please tell us what you would gain from participating in this Lab
Please give us an outline of your financial circumstances, clearly demonstrating why you would not be able to attend without a bursary place

** East London boroughs include: Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest