A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

"This is a miracle of a show. In its small but perfectly formed way it is as memorable as anything I've seen this year." ★★ The Times


A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

In Association with Little Angel Theatre


The world's been sad since Tuesday, the child has a fever and is hotter than a fish on a spit. The dog chases its tail, Mother dreams of a new broom and Father gazes out to sea. The whole village is on the brink. Then the sky gets frisky, the sea rears up and, in a bolt of lightning, a very old man with enormous wings crashes to earth in a flurry of feathers. Nothing will ever be the same again!

Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short story and presented with visual beauty and magic by leading theatre companies, Little Angel Theatre and Kneehigh Theatre. This is a must see show for adults and young people alike, showing a world of ruined beauty and magic reality where everyone dreams of their five minutes of fame and riches.

For everyone from 6 to 66 who believes that an old man might fly. 

"A masterclass of story telling, feeling, observation and puppetry. Just pulled my heart right out of my chest."  Gabriel, Facebook

Watch, Look and Listen



Director   Mike Shepherd
Writer   Anna Maria Murphy
Designer   Lyndie Wright
Lighting Designer   Malcolm Rippeth
Musical Soundtrack   Ian Ross & Benji Bower
Puppetry Direction   Sarah Wright
Storyboarding   Joe Wright

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