Sophie Hamilton Archive

The Sophie Hamilton Archive is Cheek by Jowl’s online archive. Celebrating 35 years of Cheek by Jowl’s work, the archive hosts all sorts of interesting materials on our past productions such as photographs, designs, prompt books, and show reports.

Sophie Hamilton, one of London’s most eminent lawyers, was a founder-Director of Cheek by Jowl and signed the first document that gave us any legal existence in 1981. As our Chair she guided us through all the vicissitudes that face a fledgling company, and later all the vicissitudes that face an international company as well.

She oversaw our growth with her distinctive brand of patience, humour, intelligence and profound empathy. Of her many qualities, perhaps her most outstanding was her generosity. It is such generosity that has allowed us to embark upon our archive project.

All material is the intellectual property of Cheek by Jowl unless otherwise stated. Use of any material on this website for purposes other than personal or educational is expressly forbidden. If you have any queries about the content of this website or more Cheek by Jowl archive materials, please feel free to contact our archivist at

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