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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

by Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre (Ireland). Presented on tour by House Theatre

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. After consulting with the neighbour – who’s an expert on all things magic – the couple decide 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 flock to see him. 

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

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

Running time: 50 mins 
Age guidance: Everyone aged 7+ 

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

“Brilliantly, wittily, inventively told”

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