Cillian Murphy to star in Complicité’s ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’, directed by Enda Walsh

Complicité and Wayward Productions have this morning announced that Cillian Murphy will star in the world premiere of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, based on the award-winning novel by Max Porter, and adapted and directed by Enda Walsh.

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 will run at the Black Box Theatre, Galway from 20 to 24 March 2018 (previews from 16 March), followed by a run at the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin from 28 March to 5 April 2018. Tickets go on sale on Friday 8 December at 2pm.

The production will tour in 2019.



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.


Grief is the Thing with Feathers is produced by Complicité and Wayward Productions, in association with Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, and 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.


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