‘I never got used to seeing my mum and dad’s smile trapped behind the thick glass of the departure gate.’
Where did you come from? Where are you going?
Inspired by true stories from interviews, Cutting the Cord portrays what “Home” means to us through a Japanese woman’s journey. It’s warm, comedic, poignant and realistic, this partly promenade style show integrates unique visual imagery with spoken anecdotes and live music.
Cutting the Cord premiered with a sold out run at the Brighton Festival and Mayfest (Bristol) in 2010, and played to further successes at Tristan Bates Theatre (London) and Edinburgh Festival at Underbelly, and Amy Theatre (Oxford) in 2011.
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“By the end of this beautifully moving show. you too will feel like you are walking on a cloud.”
“Cleverly constructed piece…Empathetic and humane, Cutting the Cord is a cross-continental journey that is immersive, thought-provoking and haunting: exactly what experimental theatre should be.”
Ben Judge, Fest Magazine
“It is alternative theatre without grandeur or pomposity. The audience is invited in and made comfortable, not confused and challenged by overly ambiguous dialogue and images. Clever, calm and touching.”
Emma Berge, British Theatre Guide
“Playing with the right edge of performance art, Cutting the Cord had something rare: a touch of beauty.”
Tobias Chapple, London Festival Fringe
“Intriguing and interactive…the dreamlike atmosphere and the contemplative nature …It’s a journey well worth taking.”
Paul Ewing, Whats On Stage
“Beautiful and immensely pleasing to watch… Full of quirks and surprises and seamlessly constructed, using the full space of the cavernous venue to great effect.”
Dave Heslop, Edinburgh Festival Magazine
“Anyone who has moved to a new city or country will instantly recognise the way Kimura feels, although few of us could express it quite as beautifully as she does.”
Lauren Paxman, The Stage
“This is theatre that engages and touches its audience long after they leave the venue and is just the kind of thing we should all be encouraging across the city.”
Howard Young, The Brighton Magazine