Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Cillian Murphy(Peaky Blinders) gives a riveting, shape-shifting performance in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s award-winning novel, a heart-wrenching meditation on love, loss and living.

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Their father, a scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair, they are visited by Crow – antagonist, babysitter, trickster and healer. The sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.

Nominated for Best Production at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, this is ‘a production that will remain with you long after the curtain call’ and Murphy, in the central role, ‘leaves nothing at the stage door’ ***** (The Times).


Duration: 1 hour 25 mins, no interval
Age guidance 12+

Tue 2 Apr
Captioned performance

Wed 3 Apr
Post-show talk
Chair: Alex Clark
Free to same-day ticket holders

Thu 4 Apr
Pre-show talk and booksigning for members

Tue 9 Apr
Audio-described performance with Touch Tour (6pm)



Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom


Mar 25 2019 - Apr 13 2019


7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
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