Cock (London)
Ends Jun 04
Cock (London)
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Cock (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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(18 Reviews)
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Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

Jonathan Bailey & Joel Harper-Jackson star in Mike Bartlett's play exploring sexuality.

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Member Reviews (18)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
82
Great choreography, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Great acting and smart writing. Intelligent and interesting. Thought-provoking. We’ll balanced.

Don't see it if Could be a little shorter to make it more fast paced.

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
78
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Really great performances. Interesting story w/ comedic & dramatic moments. Clever direction.

Don't see it if You dislike minimalist staging. Could be a bit shorter too.

260 Reviews | 597 Followers
85
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a very creative and smartly directed 4 person show about sexual preference and identity. Wonderful acting & award worthy dir

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with sexual discussion, or non-nude imagined sex (NOT GRAPHIC), or debate of gender preference. Read more

16 Reviews | 1 Follower
84
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy great acting and an interesting take on relationship dynamics, as well as an intriguing looking into the fluidity of sexuality.

Don't see it if You want the main character to be likeable. It deals with very intense emotional scenes with no satisfying conclusion.

12 Reviews | 1 Follower
70
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see great actors in interesting roles, performing quite a serious play

Don't see it if You expected something lighthearted or are likely to be upset by the topics

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
93
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great show even without Tarron, Jonathan Bailey was amazing and the story is so thought provoking

Don't see it if You are offended by bad language. Long shoe with no break

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want thought provoking subject matter and great acting performances in a stripped back setting

Don't see it if You want a high production theatre trip

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if This was alot funnier than i expected it to be. It was originally shown years ago + has aged well. Jonathon Bailey deserves to be a massive

Don't see it if no set, quirky movements

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
March 16th, 2022

Performed with no props, and with many gestures (such as the removal of clothes) implied rather than carried out, ‘Cock’ is funny and playful but with a stark psychological intensity through its minimalism.
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 15th, 2022

Terrific at conveying hurt, yearning and simmering self-doubt, Egerton now stars in Marianne Elliott’s revival of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 play Cock, a piece smartly and tragicomically about ongoing confusions of sexuality, the suffocating restrictions of categorisation and the agonies of the heart.
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The London Evening Standard
March 16th, 2022

Similarly, Marianne Elliott’s meticulous, eloquently stylised revival features a cast whose star appeal is matched by their impressive stage credentials.
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What's On Stage (UK)
March 15th, 2022

It's a play that's easier to admire than to love, but nonetheless a challenging, fascinating contest to witness.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 15th, 2022

First performed in 2009, Mike Bartlett’s comedy might have seemed edgy then but today it echoes and affirms notions around the slipperiness of sexual labelling.
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The Times (UK)
March 16th, 2022

The scene where John and W make love, all the while standing on opposite sides of a revolve, like horny, socially distanced citizens, raised a smile. Otherwise, this was an hour and 45 minutes of tedium.
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The Stage (UK)
March 15th, 2022

Despite the best efforts of the cast, the characters always feel primarily like sexual chess pieces engaged in a game in which there can be only one victor.
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The Arts Desk
March 15th, 2022

You can easily forgive the lack of thematic development when Bailey, Egerton and Anouka ignite the emotional fuel of the story — they really rock.
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