A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings on in The Abbey Theatre

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.

WINNER – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

For children 8+ and adults of all ages.

Developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare.

Dates: 10 – 28 December
On the Peacock Stage
Free First Preview: 10 December
Times: Various
Tickets: €16 – €18 / Conc. €14 – €16
Child: €10 – €12
Family of 4: €44