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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings


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Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter.

Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected.

Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness.

Co-produced by Riverbank Arts Centre. Funded by Culture Ireland and supported by field:arts

Important information

Running time: Approximately 45 Minutes with no interval

Age recommendation: 8+

Ticket Prices: £12 per adult and £10 per child

On Sale:
24 Jul
 – Gold Friends, corporates and supporters
26 Jul – Friends
28 Jul– General Public

Friends – 5% off
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% off
One complimentary personal assistant ticket to support those with access needs.


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Three Weeks

“near theatrical perfection”
The Arts Review

“There is as much for adults to enjoy…as there is for children”
The Mail on Sunday

“Transcendentally beautiful”
The Scotsman

“a model of ingenuity”
The Irish Times

“Remarkably Inventive”
The Times

“Imperiously Entertaining”
The List


Stage Two

Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Stage Two. Where to park near the Stage Two, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

Up-to-date information on access our building, accessible performances and details on personal assistant tickets.