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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

  • 24 April 2024
  • 10:3011:20
  • £18.50
  • Ages 8 – 11 years


School Years 4-7/Ages 8-11

Marquez's magical story brought to the stage for adults and children to share Dan Colley directs the critically acclaimed and exquisitely inventive A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings at the Clore Theatre. 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 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 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 flock 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


  • Tooley Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SE1 2HZ
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