written and performed by Gabriel Byrne
directed by Lonny PriceLandmark Productions and Lovano
The Sunday 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.