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Once upon a time there was a crow who wanted nothing more than to care for a pair of motherless children …

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.

Based on the award-winning novel by Max Porter, this production sees acclaimed writer/director Enda Walsh reunited with actor Cillian Murphy following the huge success of their past collaborations: Disco Pigs, Ballyturk and Misterman.

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.

The original production of Grief is the Thing with Feathers had its world premiere, produced by Complicité and Wayward Productions in association with Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, in Galway and Dublin in March 2018.

Co-produced with the Barbican, London, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, St Ann’s Warehouse and Warwick Arts Centre

Supported by Lindsay Badenoch and Brian Carmody

Director
Enda Walsh

Cast
Cillian Murphy - Dad
David Evans - Older Boy / Younger Boy
Taighen O'Callaghan - Older Boy
Felix Warren - Younger Boy
and
Hattie Morahan as Mum

Composer
Teho Teardo
Set designer
Jamie Vartan
Costume designer
Christina Cunningham
Lighting Designer
Adam Silverman
Sound Designer
Helen Atkinson
Projection Designer
Will Duke

www.waywardproductions.co.uk