14 Jan - 25 Jan 2014 For ages 16+


A Unicorn Production


  • By Suhayla El Bushra
  • Directed by Nathan Curry
  • Assistant Director Anne Stoffels
  • Designed by Georgia Lowe

I can divide my life up into knowing you and not knowing you.
Like, everything was grey until you came along, and now it’s in colour.

Erica’s bored. 

She used to go on research trips to the Congo, now all she has is Woman’s Hour, Waitrose and wearisome dinner parties. Then one morning she discovers her daughter’s new and only friend sitting in the kitchen and life gets interesting.

But good things can’t last forever and sooner or later, someone’s going to get hurt...

Please note, this play contains strong language and sexual references. It is not suitable for those under 16 years old.

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'The writing has a real spark – it's a good story well told that raises all sorts of urgent ideas around issues of class, good and bad girls, female anger and resentment and the responsibilities and demands of parenthood.'


'...the play is a short burst of life, full of promise of things to come.'

The Other Bridge Project

'a whirlwind of angst...absolutely brilliant...a gem of a production' ★★★★


So what is it that makes Cuckoo one of the best shows I have seen at the Unicorn theatre for the past eight years? This show has left a bruise on me. I came out questioning all the ties I have with people, and to who I truly owe gratitude.

A Younger Theatre

Access performance

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Captioned performance
Thursday 23 January 2014, 19.30

2 for 1 dining offer

We’ve teamed up with Brigade Bar and Bistro, located next to the Unicorn, to offer Cuckoo ticket holders an exclusive 2 for 1 dining offer. With a vibrant atmosphere and distinctive traditional British menu, this restaurant is the perfect place for a pre-show meal.

To claim, quote CUCKOO when reserving a table and show your tickets upon arrival. Call 0844 346 1225 or email bistro@thebrigade.co.uk to reserve a table.

(Please present tickets upon arrival to claim your discount. Offer must be used on the performance date stated on your ticket. Offer excludes Saturday matinee and Sunday performances and is subject to availability).


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  • Cuckoo - behind the scenes