Walking with Ghosts

Walking with Ghosts

Past Performances

Broadway Run - Music Box Theatre
New York

18 October–20 November 2022

Apollo Theatre

6–17 September 2022

King's Theatre
Edinburgh International Festival

24–28 August 2022

National Opera House

11–13 August 2022

Watch on Demand

26 February–4 March 2022

Gaiety Theatre

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Gabriel Byrne delivers a career-best performance’
The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a masterclass in storytelling from a born raconteur .. magnificent’
The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a magnificent performance’

The Daily Mail

Gabriel Byrne on stage. In his own words. 

Adapted by Gabriel Byrne from his best-selling memoir of the same name, and directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price.

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 15mins including a 15-min interval

Image Credit: Gabriel Byrne by Jerome De Perlinghi.

Landmark Productions would like to acknowledge the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media for their support of the original production under the Live Performance Restart Scheme. The Edinburgh and London performances were supported by Culture Ireland.

The London performances were presented by Neal Street and Playful Productions. The Broadway run was presented by Anne Clarke, Mara Isaacs and Neal Street.


Gabriel Byrne


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


Photographer: Emilio Madrid


★★★★★ 'a career-best performance'The Telegraph
'Moving, hilarious and beautifully performed'The Daily Beast
★★★★★ 'a masterclass in storytelling from a born raconteur .. magnificent'The Stage
★★★★★ ‘a magnificent performance'The Daily Mail
★★★★ '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