On Stage: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Cillian Murphy will star in a new production of Max Porter's Grief Is the Thing with Feathers in Ireland, Playbill reported, noting that Tony winner Enda Walsh (Once, Lazarus) is adapting the book and directing the play. Performances are scheduled to begin March 16, 2018, at Galway's Black Box Theatre before making an official world premiere March 20 and running through March 24. A run in Dublin at the O'Reilly Theatre is set for March 28–April 5. The play will tour in 2019.

Complicité and Wayward Productions are producing in association with Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival. Co-producers are Barbican, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, St. Ann's Warehouse and Warwick Arts Centre.

"Couldn't be any more excited about the prospect of making this piece of work," Murphy said. "Grief Is the Thing with Feathers truly broke my heart when I first read it and it will be a privilege to bring it to life on stage in Ireland. Complicité's work on stage has inspired me for many years, and it is always a joy to get in a room with my most trusted collaborator and friend Enda Walsh."

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