Once upon a time there was a crow who wanted nothing more than to care for a pair of motherless children…
In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Their father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow – antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.
Based on the award winning novel by Max Porter, directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy, Grief is the Thing with Feathers is a moving story of a widower and his young sons which becomes a profound meditation on love, loss and living.
Grief is the Thing with Feathers premiered in Ireland in Spring 2018 and played in London and New York to over 26,000 people in Spring 2019.
Based on the book by Max Porter
Adapted and directed by Enda Walsh
Photo (top): Tim Walker
★★★★★The Times – review
“A heart-wrenching insight into
the impact of grief”
2019 Theatre AwardsIrish Times Theatre Awards
Winner: Best Actor – Cillian Murphy
|Based on the book by||Max Porter|
|Adaptation and direction||Enda Walsh|
|The Boys were played by |
David Evans, Leo Hart, Taighen O’Callaghan, Adam Pemberton, Felix Warren
A Wayward production in association with Complicité. Co-produced with the Barbican, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, St Ann’s Warehouse and Warwick Arts Centre.
Supported by Lindsay Badenoch and Brian Carmody.