A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Dan Colley Company

Fri 11 Mar 2022 to Sun 13 Mar 2022

Performance times

12 March at 3.30pm and 7pm, 13 March at 3.30pm and 7pm

Age Recommendation




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’, Collapsing Horse in 2019 brought this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness. 


10 Exchange Street West
United Kingdom