Photography by Tim Walker


Enda Walsh


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


Teho Teardo

Set design

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.


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





Black Box Theatre, Galway
28 March – 5 April 2018

O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin
28 March – 5 April 2018