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The Cord Tickets

Bush Theatre, London
12 April 2024 - 25 May 2024
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The world premiere of new play The Cord by Bijan Sheibani is coming to the Bush Theatre this Spring 2024.

This evocative new play reunites Olivier award-winning writer and director Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles) with the team behind his 2019 Bush Theatre hit, The Arrival.

An intensely frank and relatable insight into the challenges of being a parent and a child, no matter how old you are, the cast includes Clarence Derwent Award winner Irfan Shamji (Sons of the Prophet, Industry, Chasing Hares) as Amir.

The Cord is playing at the Bush Theatre from 12 April to 25 May 2024.

What's the story of The Cord?

“Sometimes when I look at him, I feel like he’s me.

But if the baby is me, then who am I? You?”

The arrival of this baby has changed everything.

Amir hovers as his mother holds her grandchild for the first time, mesmerised. The bag of handmade baby clothes she’s brought lies at her feet.

After she leaves, Amir watches his wife feeding their newborn son, so close, almost intertwined. They look so complete, while Amir feels aware of a growing chasm separating him from them, and him from his own mother.

As sleepless nights, relentless crying and hushed arguments take their toll, Amir grapples with the puzzle of how to be a father, a son, a husband – mashing together pieces that don’t seem to fit. All he knows is he’s determined not to repeat the past.

Who is in the cast of The Cord?

Starring Irfan Shamji as Amir.

Further cast to be announced.

Who are the creative team of The Cord?

Written and Directed by Bijan Sheibani.

Further creatives to be announced.

Show Information

Performance dates
12 April 2024 - 25 May 2024
Age restrictions
Running time
90 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Access performances:

Relaxed performance – 27 April at 2.30pm, 16 May at 7.30 pm

Captioned performance – 2 May at 7.30 pm, 11 May at 2.30pm

Audio-described performance and touch tour- 4 May at 2.30pm, 9 May at 7.30 pm

Venue Information

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Nearest Tube or Train: Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line); Shepherd’s Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line)
Nearest Buses: 31, 49, 207, 237, 260, 607, C1, 148, 72, 94, 95, 220, 272, 283, 295, N207, 207, 427, 607

Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for  The Cord at the Bush Theatre, London

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