A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

April 24, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Dan Colley directs the critically acclaimed and exquisitely inventive show at the Unicorn Theatre, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.


Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, this award-winning show taps into both the best and worst of mankind, wryly examining the human response to those who are weak, dependent, and different.

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience ?nd something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. After consulting with the neighbour – who’s an expert on all things magic – the couple decides to shelter him in the chicken coop and feed him with food scraps. A wise woman says he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims ?ock to see him.

Using a combination of music, puppetry and live video projection, this magic-realist gem is brought to the stage with beautiful, strange, emotional richness.

Co-produced by Riverbank Arts Centre. Funded by Culture Ireland with support from field:arts

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24 – 28 April

Under 18s £13.50 – £15.50 / Adults £18.50-£21.50

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