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’sUn 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.


★★★★★ The Arts Review “fifty minutes of near theatrical perfection”
★★★★ The Irish Times “a model of ingenuity”
★★★★ Sunday Business Post “There is as much for adults to enjoy…. as there is for children”
★★★★★ The Mail on Sunday “a beautiful if enigmatic ending… The two performers perform as a perfect team and the whole thing is an absolute delight.

Presented by Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre 
Duration: 24 minutes
Age Suitability 8 + 

The Civic Theatre is now operating at 100% sales capacity.  The wearing of masks remains a requirement in all public spaces and in the auditorium until further notice.