Sunday September 27, 2020

Grief is good: Enda Walsh talks about Dad, Crow, and Cillian Murphy

For Enda Walsh, the play’s the thing, and always has been. But the playwright and director's new collaboration with his friend Cillian Murphy, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, promises to catapult him to fresh heights of acclaim

25th March, 2018
Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy in rehearsal for Grief is the Thing with Feathers Pic: Sarah Ainslie

Cillian Murphy is hunched, contorted, clucking like a crow. He is black-hooded, apoplectic, beak-speaking in tongues. He is taunting the fourth wall with vaunting shrieks. He is playing Crow. He is playing Dad. He is jumping, thumping, humping a table. This is not a usual Galway Tuesday. This is Grief Is The Thing With Feathers.

The world premiere of the new play by Enda Walsh shook the Black Box Theatre in Galway last Tuesday evening....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

A new Crash Bandicoot game, a drama about former FBI director James Comey and an unusual trip to the beach are this week’s selections

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 2 hours ago

The Sinn Féin leader explored her faith in an absorbing conversation with Joe Duffy in RTÉ One’s The Meaning of Life

Emmanuel Kehoe | 2 hours ago

As he eases himself into the Drivetime hotseat, the RTÉ radio presenter is determined to use his new platform as a way to address issues that sometimes slip under the national radar

Nadine O’Regan | 1 day ago