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Running time: 45 minutes (including any intervals)
Produced by: House Theatre
Age Guidance: 8+

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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Sunday 12th November

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Bring a friend to see great theatre for free with the Take Your Seats campaign. Use the promo code TYS23 to get 2-4-1 tickets for A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings! Limited free tickets are available.


In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. After consulting with the neighbour – who’s an expert on all things magic – the couple decide to shelter him in the chicken coop and feed him with food scraps. A wise woman says he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him.

Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, the show taps into both the best and worst of mankind, wryly examining the human response to those who are weak, dependent, and different.

Using a combination of music, puppetry and live video projection this magic-realist gem is brought to the stage with beautiful, strange, emotional richness.

The Wee Review
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Brilliantly, wittily, inventively told.

The Guardian

The puppetry and design are superb!

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