A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Bualadh Bos Festival 2021

We are are delighted to bring A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings to the Belltable stage.

This darkly comic tale begins 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.

WINNER – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

For children 8+ and adults of all ages | Allergy Warning: Goose Feathers



A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes.

Director Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness.

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

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Best Lighting at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2020

Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

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

★★★★★
‘fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection’
The Arts Review

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Performed by


Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Manus Halligan

Creative Team


Set and Props Design
Andrew Clancy
Lighting Design
Sarah Jane Sheils
Composition & Sound Design
Alma Kelliher

T&Cs


  • As part of COVID19 government guidelines for indoor gatherings, all audiences with children are categorised as ‘mixed immunity’. This means that the capacity for all Bualadh Bos events is limited to 50, with 2m social distancing. No vaccination certs are required.
  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchange or refunds.
  • Wearing of mask/face covering is compulsory while in the auditorium.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • On street parking.

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