Cheek by Jowl's PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR to Be Screened Live from the Barbican Centre

Cheek by Jowl's PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR to Be Screened Live from the Barbican Centre

Following the successful screenings of The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure and Ubu Roi, Cheek by Jowl today announce the screening of their latest production, Périclès, Prince de Tyr live from the Barbican Centre on 19 April at 7.30pm. The production will open at the Barbican on 9 April, with previews from 6 April, and runs until 21 April ahead of performances at the Oxford Playhouse from 24 - 28 April.

This will be the third Shakespeare live stream from the company and the second in French-language (subtitled in English), and will be available from the website - The production will also be streamed via Facebook Live on their Facebook page.

PÉRICLÈS, PRINCE DE TYR By William Shakespeare

Cast: Xavier Boiffier, Valentine Catzéflis, Camille Cayol, Christophe Grégoire, Cécile Leterme, Guillaume Pottier, Martin Nikonoff

Director: Declan Donnellan; Designer: Nick Ormerod

Périclès is one of Shakespeare's strangest and most heart rending plays. Périclès navigates a stormy sea of pirates, magicians, brothels, kidnappers, tournaments, plots against his life... and divine intervention from the Goddess Diana. Incest, treachery, murder, love, joy all explode in this giant theatrical firework...Yet this remarkable play has resonance far beyond the time when it was written: today's Mediterranean is no stranger to appalling and desperate voyages. It is a fable of a man who becomes estranged from those he loves, who slowly and miraculously becomes re-united with them, more through fate than by his efforts. It is about the mystery of love, loss and of love rediscovered after a painful and confusing absence. The embers dim and glow in one of the greatest and most moving scenes Shakespeare ever wrote.

Declan Donnellan directs Périclès, Prince de Tyr. He is joint founder of Cheek by Jowl with Nick Ormerod. As joint Artistic Director of the company, he has directed over 30 productions, including most recently The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure and Ubu Roi. In 2007 Peter Brook invited him to form a French company of actors. He has received awards in Moscow, Paris, New York and London, including three Laurence Olivier Awards. He has been awarded a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his work in France and the Golden Lion of Venice. Donnellan and Ormerod both received OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2017.

Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Théâtre du Nord, CDN Lille-Tourcoing-Hauts de France

Screening on 19 April accessible via:


Box Office: 020 7638 8891

Cheek by Jowl was formed in 1981 by Joint Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. An international company, they stage work in three languages - Russian, French and English.
The company has performed in over 300 cities in over 40 countries, spanning six continents and has received numerous international awards. They are Artistic Associates of the Barbican, London.

Twitter: @CbyJ

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