Bush Theatre, London
From Fri 12 Apr 2024 to Sat 25 May 2024
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.
Bijan Sheibani's play The Cord is an intensely frank and relatable insight into the challenges of being a parent and a child, no matter how old you are.
It is premiered at The Bush Theatre, London, in April 2024.
18 Apr 2024Size: 198mm x 129mm
18 Apr 2024
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