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Shane O’Reilly, Fiona McGeown, and Paul Curley in Barnstorm Theatre’s production of A Murder of Crows.

Murder of Crows, A

Creators: Mike Kenny in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company


45 pgs. 3 female, 2 male, 1 either

Originally produced by Barnstorm Theatre Company, Ireland, 2011

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 9+


Inspired by the story of Hansel and Gretel, A Murder of Crows explores the themes of famine, family loyalties and survival. Six actors weave a gothic story of the journey of two children navigating fear and abandonment, from the squawking perspective of a group of boisterous crows.

“Mike Kenny’s text…unearths some serious and subtle themes, challenging to a young audience and rewarding for the adults with its layers of historical allusion.” – Irish Theatre Magazine

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