Enda Walsh’s Grief Is The Thing With Feathers to open at Barbican

Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s award-winning novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers will open at the Barbican ahead of a New York season.

Grief Is The Thing With Feathers Cillian Murphy Barbican

Grief is the Thing with Feathers will also be directed by Enda Walsh, reuniting him with Cillian Murphy, following the huge success of their past collaborations: Disco Pigs, Ballyturk and Misterman.

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. The production opens on 28 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 13 April, ahead of transferring to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York.

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.

The production will be produced by Wayward Productions led by Judith Dimant.

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