Manus has a busy year ahead. He Opens in A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings at the Unicorn Theatre (London) on Wednesday. The show runs till the 13th February.
★★★★ ‘Remarkably Inventive’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Transcendentally beautiful’ The Scotsman
Dan Colley directs the critically acclaimed and exquisitely inventive show, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.
Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale, this award-winning show taps into both the best and worst of mankind, wryly examining the human response to those who are weak, dependent, and different.
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 decides 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.
Using a combination of music, puppetry and live video projection, this magic-realist gem is brought to the stage with beautiful, strange, emotional richness.
Co-produced by Riverbank Arts Centre. Funded by Culture Ireland with support from field:arts