VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From25th March 2019
To13th April 2019
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Grief is the Thing with FeathersT0515175101
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.
Book by Max Porter
Adapted by Enda Walsh

Archive :: production:T0515175101, play:S0388298764, venue:V371

Production details

Special Performances

  • 2 Apr 19 Captioned
  • 9 Apr 19 Audio Described
  • 9 Apr 19 Touch Tour


Presented byBarbican
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)
Performer Cillian Murphy (Dad)
Performer David Evans (Older Boy/Younger Boy)
Performer Taighen O'Callaghan (Older Boy)
Performer Felix Warren (Younger Boy)
Performer Hattie Morahan (Mum)

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