Murder of Crows

Wow. Wow. Where do I even begin with this show.

For our last week, we got to see Murder of Crows by Lee Coffey at Theatre Upstairs. It tells the story of these three young girls who are sent away on a disciplinary retreat due to their behavior. Before they go, one of their grandmothers gives them a warning about the crows and not to go on the trip.

I don’t wanna spoil the whole thing (in case you get the chance to see/read it), but this show was just incredible. It was one of the best shows I’ve seen since starting at GSA. If I had to pick a word, it would be “haunting”.

The first thing that struck me was the set. And almost entirely white background with white chairs, covered in interwoven black threads across the entire set. It was so visually stunning that you knew you were in for a good show as soon as you sat down.

The acting in the show was absolutely phenomenal! Each girl played multiple characters with different physicalities that they each pulled of brilliantly. You knew who was who just by the way they stood. They also never looked at each other until the end of the show. You wold think that may hinder the performance, but it never did. It really felt like they were talking and interacting with each other, even though they were almost always looking out.

I loved this show. I’m so glad we ended on such an excellent note because if we had ended with another Donegal situation, I would’ve been incredibly disappointed. I would love to see, read, or be in this show if the opportunity arose! Well done!

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