The Cord Tickets – Bush Theatre

“Sometimes when I look at him, I feel like he’s me. But if the baby is me, then who am I? You?”

Everything has changed with the arrival of this baby.

Amir hovers as his mother cradles her grandson for the very first time, mesmerised. The bag full of handmade baby clothes she brought with her lies at her feet.

After she has gone, Amir watches as his wife feeds their newborn son, so close, that they almost seem intertwined. Mother and son look so complete together, while Amir begins to feel a growing chasm separating him from not just them, but from his mother too.

When the relentless crying, sleepless nights, and hushed arguments start to take their toll, Amir must grapple with the puzzle of how to be a father, a husband, and a son – trying to place together the pieces that don’t quite fit. All he knows for sure is that he must not repeat the past.

The Cord gives a very relatable and frank insight into the many challenges of being a parent and a child, no matter how old you are. This evocative new play at the Bush Theatre with a cast including Irfan Shamji as Amir and reunites Olivier award-winning writer and director Bijan Sheibani with the creative team behind his 2019 Bush Theatre hit, The Arrival.

The Bush Theatre is a small and intimate fringe off West End venue located on Uxbridge Road close to Shepherds Bush tube station and features two performance areas.

The Holloway Theatre is the larger of the two auditoriums with a capacity of up to 180 seats. Access to the theatre is on the ground floor and the floor is level. The seating plan can change to suit each production and wheelchair space is also available to book for each show.

It is worth noting that ticket prices at the Bush Theatre are usually priced at around £20 (for the Holloway Theatre) and £12 (Studio) but can increase dynamically due to demand however bargain hunters can benefit from £12 ‘Count Me In tickets’ which are limited unreserved tickets which are allocated by the Box Office to the best available seat on the day of the performance. Tickets to The Chord for all performances can be booked online.

7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Venue Facilities

Nearest Tube
Shepherd Bush

Tube Lines
Circle and Hammersmith and City

Directions from nearest tube

Railway Station

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Car Park

Within Congestion Zone

Event Detail

24 April 2024 19:30
25 May 2024 19:30
Bush Theatre