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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

"Fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection" - The Arts Review
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Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre Present
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
Based on the short story by Gabriel García Márquez
Directed by Dan Colley

Live at The Everyman

Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale is 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, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness.

Winner of Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

Nominated for Best Set at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2020, Best Lighting at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2020, Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 and Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

Developed and Co-Produced as part of Theatre Artist in Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare; supported by field:arts.

★★★★★ “There’s a touch of Monty Python’s Life of Brian about it all … an absolute delight” – Irish Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ “fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection” – The Arts Review

★★★★ “a model of ingenuity” – The Irish Times

★★★★ “There is as much for adults to enjoy about Collapsing Horse’s family-friendly fable as there is for children” – Sunday Business Post

★★★★ “Watch the sublime production take flight, only after showing what really matters.” – Musings In Intermissions

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Cast and Creative Team

Based on the short story by Gabriel García Márquez
Adapted for the stage by Dan Colley, Manus Halligan and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Directed by Dan Colley
Set and Props Designer Andrew Clancy
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Composition and Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Chief LX Suzie Cummins
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Producer for field:arts Emma Coen
Producer Matt Smyth
Production Photographer Ste Murray

Starring Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and Manus Halligan

Age recommendation: 8+ and adults of all ages
Allergy warning: goose feathers

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Ticket from €12 Running time 45 MIN | NO INTERVAL

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2021-09-28 7:30 pm €12 | FAMILY €40 Buy Tickets
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