The Cord London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(47 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
2%
Negative
6%
Members say
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the Show

Olivier Award-winner Bijan Sheibani's new play examining of the challenges of being a parent and a child.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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690 Reviews | 128 Followers
89
Riveting, Great staging, Masterful, Intelligent, Incredibly directed

See it if You want to see an incredibly written and performed piece of theater. This is the very definition of less is more

Don't see it if Under no circumstances can you handle a black box play with no costumes or props Read more

69 Reviews | 8 Followers
80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Edgy

See it if you enjoy a three person play (with cello accompaniment) about new parenthood, with a brave look at post-birth feelings in new fathers.

Don't see it if you want to avoid discussions of difficult parenthood, births or pregnancy or post-natal depression. You want conversations not arguments. Read more

179 Reviews | 20 Followers
78
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like to see a father's perspective on how a newborn baby changes the relationship dynamics.

Don't see it if You are looking for other perspectives like from his mother or wife. Read more

166 Reviews | 6 Followers
70
Live cellist program music, Well being, Family dynamics, Top class performances, Intense

See it if well being issues are of interest to you Combining various tones of lovely & flailing Some astute observations provide great performances.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a joyous celebration of a new baby, the play features a great deal on mental well being.

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
70
Intelligent, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy considered dialogue-led plays. The Cord presents much which is universal in the early days of new parenthood.

Don't see it if you are not interested in early parenthood or mental health. Family relationships do not interested you. You prefer larger casts. Read more

132 Reviews | 11 Followers
70
Great writing, Great acting

See it if An involving story of male depression, well written and acted.

Don't see it if Challenging topic and slow pace not for all.

45 Reviews | 2 Followers
74
Patriarchal, Evolving, Slow-paced, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like plays focussed on narrative. Some interesting insights on the male perspective at a key 'life' stage.

Don't see it if You prefer a frills production, this is stripped back theatre Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Clever, Absorbing, Thoughtful

See it if Stunningly well acted play about the way parenthood confronts people with their deepest wounds and greatest fears. Excellent live music, too

Don't see it if It's a slow burner. Seems like a very simple story at first, but multiple layers are peeled back over time

Critic Reviews (6)

The Telegraph (UK)
April 20th, 2024

"Bijan Sheibani’s play...is well-observed – but its female characters lack depth"
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WhatsOnStage
April 19th, 2024

"valuable piece...anyone navigating current relationships through the ghosts of past ones"
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London Theatre
April 23rd, 2024

"this intimate drama is admirably honest about the trials of new parenthood"
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The Stage (UK)
April 23rd, 2024

"Sheibani’s sensitive writing and confronting of an under-explored topic are commendable."
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Time Out London
April 19th, 2024

"The script and the staging are sensitive and intelligent"
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The Guardian (UK)
April 19th, 2024

"daggers of judgment as a birth rocks a family"
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