Nick Ormerod

Nick is joint founder and Artistic Director of Cheek by Jowl with Declan Donnellan and has designed all but one of Cheek by Jowl's productions.

After qualifying as a barrister, Nick trained in design at Wimbledon School of Art. His first job in theatre was a year as an assistant at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. From there he went on to work with Donnellan on various productions for the Royal Court and Arts Education Drama School before they started Cheek by Jowl (1981).

Nick's work is characterised by its simplicity and directness, an approach that has shaped the visual signature of the company's work. To quote Carol Chillington Rutter, "His genius is a visual poetry of suggestion, of material minimalism".

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