Walking with Ghosts

Walking with Ghosts

National Opera House
Wexford

12–13 August 2022

Apollo Theatre
London

9–17 September 2022

Past Performances

Watch on Demand
26 February–4 March 2022

Gaiety Theatre
Dublin

27 January–6 February 2022

World Premiere

The Gaiety Theatre | 1 February, 2022

Walking with Ghosts

written and performed by Gabriel Byrne
directed by Lonny Price
Landmark Productions and Lovano

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘One of Ireland’s finest performers at his very best’

The Sunday Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Byrne’s charisma is captivating throughout’

Financial Times


Gabriel Byrne on stage. In his own words. 

The acclaimed Walking with Ghosts, written and performed by Gabriel Byrne, will return for just 3 performances in Ireland this August prior to a West End run in September.

Adapted by Gabriel Byrne from his best-selling memoir of the same name, and directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, Walking with Ghosts will play the National Opera House in Wexford on 12 and 13 August, and the Apollo Theatre in London from 6-17 September. Both runs are strictly limited.

These performances follow a sensational sold-out run at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre earlier this year.

As a young boy growing up on the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city.  Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and a commentary on stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, he returns to his home town to reflect on a life’s journey.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Walking with Ghosts is a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

Directed by three-time Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, the creative team also includes Sinéad McKenna (set and lighting designer); Joan O’Clery (costume designer) and Sinéad Diskin (sound designer and composer).

Age Guidance: 12+ Contains strong language and adult themes.
Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes plus interval

Image Credit: Gabriel Byrne by Jerome De Perlinghi.

Landmark Productions and Lovano would like to acknowledge the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media for their support of this production under the Live Performance Restart Scheme.

CAST

Gabriel Byrne

CREATIVE

Director Lonny PriceSet and Lighting Designer Sinéad McKennaCostume Designer Joan O’ClerySound Designer and Composer Sinéad Diskin

PROGRAMME

Walking with Ghosts Programme

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REVIEWS

★★★★ 'one of Ireland’s finest performers at his very best 'The Sunday Times
★★★★ 'Gabriel Byrne is captivating'Financial Times
'pure theatrical intimacy … Byrne’s performance is perfect'Irish Independent
'Byrne is a beautiful writer … a wonderful physical comedian'The Guardian
'a masterclass in storytelling … as tender and appreciative as it is slapstick funny'Hot Press
★★★★ 'a consummate actor … funny, brave and affecting'The Arts Review
'Emotional and entertaining … storytelling at its simple best'Sunday Business Post
★★★★ 'a master of his craft'The Sunday Times

PRODUCTION IMAGERY

Photographer: Ros Kavanagh

PRODUCTION VIDEOS