In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Adapted from the novel by Max Porter, Enda Walsh's latest stars Cillian Murphy as the bereaved widower. More…
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, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.
See it if You want to see a great performance from Murphy. I also enjoyed the staging and use of lighting & projections.
Don't see it if A little strange and confusing, def wont be everyones cup of tea. Ultimately it's well done but there were parts I wish had gone by faster.
See it if you appreciate Walsh's moody, evocative, idiosyncratic style; u want to see Murphy soar in a powerful, physical, intense performance.
Don't see it if you can't abide highly stylized theatrics, symbolic imagery & postmodernism; you are triggered by grief & bereavement of a lost wife/mother.
See it if For fans of Enda Walsh & Cillian Murphy, enjoy explorations of deep, unwavering grief, multiple creative & surprising visual, aural styles
Don't see it if Don’t like depictions of intense grief, neglected children, imaginary characters, loud noises, chaotic surreal plots, personal head games
See it if Tour de force acting by Murphy; pain of grief & healing is presented in a way that encompasses the cerebral, physical & emotional.
Don't see it if you are in need of something uplifting & fun or are easily overstimulated by light and sound; you prefer a more linear telling.
See it if you want to see a tour de force performance by Cillian Murphy. It's intense and captivating. Great staging, interesting portrayal of grief.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that are strange and experimental. It's more or less a one-man show with small parts by two child actors.
See it if you like great performances and theater that explores feelings that are difficult to articulate accurately - in this case grief.
Don't see it if you prefer linear plays grounded in reality rather than symbolism.
See it if you like non-traditional, non linear theater, with some poetic sounding dialogue & a variety of projections; actor who plays a Dad & a crow
Don't see it if don't like Enda Walsh's work (see below), want happy fluff
See it if a fan of boundary-pushing new works, Max Porter’s novel, or the uber-talented Cillian Murphy; invested in works about coping with trauma.
Don't see it if an image of a giant trickster crow, played by Murphy, helping a dad (also Murphy) and two sons cope with loss is unappealing; unimaginative.
See it if you are willing to derive catharsis from aesthetics, not narrative.
Don't see it if you are brainwashed into American theatrical conventions.
See it if you'll be blown right out of the audience by Murphy's performance, the lighting, the sound, the grief.. then reeled back in
Don't see it if you are triggered by death, lost someone recently (unless you want to sob uncontrollably); can't bear loud, repeated noises
See it if You enjoy fingernails on a blackboard, it is supposed to hurt. Truly amazing performance by Cillian Murphy in a classic Murphy-Walsh matchup
Don't see it if You enjoy plot, if loud repetitive often unintelligible sounds will make you want to run screaming from the theater. This play beats you up
See it if You are looking for dark and strange look at grief through the eyes of the mourning husband , his sons and death like crow. Excellent acting
Don't see it if You dont want a very dark and strange play about grief very unconventional
See it if You are a Cillian Murphy fan. His performance is fabulous. It’s a very thought-provoking play on how humans deal with devastating loss. Go!
Don't see it if play is very bizarre.confusing:Very hard to follow.VERYLOUD.Disturbing.Strobes.Heart-wrenching:I cried.Don’t go if themes of loss r trigger
See it if you respond well to theater that utilizes symbolism and focuses on existential themes in a non-traditional way
Don't see it if you want a linear narrative, you are easily spooked or you are emotionally raw from mourning or grief in your own life
See it if You want to see a masterclass of acting by Cillian Murphy. If you like experimental theatre, or like the book.
Don't see it if You need to completely understand everything you are seeing. You don’t like loud noise, or can’t process grief.
See it if Open to visceral, immersive theater. And if you are a Cillian Murphy fan! Performance of a lifetime
Don't see it if Looking for linear plot and more deliberate pacing. Very loud and a bit overproduced
See it if you are a fan of the writer and have read the piece and know what the story line is.
Don't see it if you want to be left totally confused at what is going on. The use of strobe lights was seizure inducing. At one point in the play, half the
See it if You like inventive and original plays with interesting special-effects and really good acting.
Don't see it if Watching a play about grief would upset you. You get impatient with symbolism and ambiguity.
See it if You are big Enda Walsh fan, appreciate non-linear, experimental theater, have a tolerance for somewhat painful sound design
Don't see it if you want a traditional theatrical experience, are very sensitive to loud noises
See it if you love when a great performance carries the piece — Cillian Murphy's performance is compelling enough to see this show.
Don't see it if you need a clear plot and through-line with external action
See it if You like avant garde theater. Cillian's acting is jaw dropping. Similar to previous Enda Walsh shows.
Don't see it if You don't like being shocked or disturbed. You don't want to be depressed. You want traditional theater.