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Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Information for Grief is the Thing with Feathers at Barbican Centre, West End (Play). 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 a moving story of a widower and his young sons which becomes a profound meditation on love, loss and living. Porter's debut novel was published in 2015 and nominated for a Guardian First Book Award.
Approximate runtime 85minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 12+
Performers Cillian Murphy (Dad), David Evans (Older Boy/Younger Boy), Taighen O'Callaghan (Older Boy), Felix Warren (Younger Boy), Hattie Morahan (Mum).
Book by Max Porter. Adapted by Enda Walsh. Presented by Barbican. Company Wayward Productions (in association with Complicite). Director Enda Walsh. Music Teho Teardo. Design Jamie Vartan. Costume Christina Cunningham. Lighting Adam Silverman. Sound Helen Atkinson. Design Will Duke (video).

Grief is the Thing with Feathers


Monday, 25th March 2019 to Saturday, 13th April 2019.
02 April 2019 - Captioned
09 April 2019 - Audio Described
09 April 2019 18:00 - Touch Tour

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Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre
Also: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery
Silk Street
West End
Greater London

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Grief is the Thing with Feathers at Barbican Centre, West EndQTix Codes:
Listing: L0445153910
Production: T0515175101
Event: S0388298764
Venue: V371
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