Photography by Tim Walker

Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

Adapted and Directed by Enda Walsh


Teho Teardo


Jamie Vartan


Christina Cunningham


Adam Silverman


Helen Atkinson


Will Duke

A new production based on the award-winning novel by Max Porter. Directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian MurphyGrief 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.

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.


Black Box Theatre, Galway

16 March – 24 March 2018

Performance times 8pm

€22.50 - €30 plus booking fee

Book online

Box Office tel: +353 (0) 91 569 777


O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin

28 March – 5 April 2018

Performance times 7.30pm, Matinee Sat 31 March, 2pm

€26 - €40 plus booking fee

Book online

Box Office tel: +353 (0) 15 180 599


Priority booking for Complicité members opens Tues 5 December 2017, 10am

On public sale from 8 December 2017, 2pm




Complicité and Wayward Productions

In association with Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

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