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FAMILY: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 16:00

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One event on Saturday 18th September, 2021 at 16:00

€8 – €28
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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, 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 – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

For children 8+ and adults of all ages.



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

Cast: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman &  Manus Halligan
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 Design by: Andrew Clancy
Lighting Design by: Sarah Jane Shiels
Composition and Sound Design by: Alma Kelliher

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Saturday 18th September, 2021
€8 – €28
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