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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings


  • Playwright

    Dan Colley  Manus Halligan  Genevieve Hulme-Beaman 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from Garcia Marquez’s short story Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes.

  • Notes

    For ages 8-80.

  • Synopsis

    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. They leave with something different than what they expected.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Manus Halligan
Performer Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Production Team  
Director Dan Colley
Producer Kate Ferris
Dramaturg Amanda Piesse
Graphic Design Sarah Moloney
Crew Iris Lange
Lighting Operator Faith Boucher
Chief LX Sarah-Jane Williams
Chief LX Gary Maguire
Stage Manager Olivia Drennan
Deputy Production Manager Veronica Foo
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Set & Prop Designer Andrew Clancy
Composer & Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
AV Designer Eoin Kilkenny
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Producer Matthew Smyth

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and emails with members of the company.