First look at Cillian Murphy in Complicité's Grief is the Thing With Feathers

Enda Walsh has adapted and directed Max Porter’s novel

Images have been released offering a first look at Grief is the Thing with Feathers, which opens in Galway this week.

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy returns to the stage in this new production based on Max Porter's novel of the same name.

Adapted and directed for Complicité by Enda Walsh, the piece is co-produced with the Barbican, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, St Ann's Warehouse and Warwick Arts Centre, and will tour the UK in 2019.

Set in a London flat, Porter's debut novel was published in 2015 and nominated for a Guardian First Book Award. It tells of a widower and his young sons following the sudden loss of their mother.

Grief is the Thing with Feathers runs at the Black Box Theatre in Galway from 20 to 24 March with previews from 16 March, and at O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin from 28 March to 5 April 2018.