Gabriel Byrne’s ‘Walking with Ghosts’
National Opera House, High Street, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland
Gabriel Byrne on stage. In his own words. Three performances only.
Adapted from Gabriel Byrne’s best-selling memoir of the same name and directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, Walking with Ghosts plays just three performances in Ireland prior to a West End run.
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.
Produced by Landmark Productions and Lovano
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.
Director Lonny Price
Set and Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna
Costume Designer Joan O’Clery
Sound Designer and Composer Sinéad Diskin
‘★ ★ ★ ★ Gabriel Byrne is captivating’– Financial Times