Irish national treasure Gabriel Byrne weaves a captivating tale that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.
One of Ireland’s finest performers at his very best
Adapted from his best-selling 2020 memoir of the same name, Walking with Ghosts follows Byrne from his childhood in Ireland to his incredible career in Hollywood. Growing up on the outskirts of Dublin, Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Eventually, he turned to amateur dramatics on the advice of a friend after failing to become a priest and a plumber.
Directed by three-time Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, Walking with Ghosts is a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.
Walking with Ghosts marks Landmark Productions’ return to the Festival following the world premiere of Medicine in 2021.
Byrne’s charisma is captivating throughout
James and Morag Anderson
Lonny Price Director
Sinéad McKenna Set and Lighting Designer
Joan O’Clery Costume Designer
Sinéad Diskin Sound Designer and Composer
Following the UK premiere in Edinburgh, the performance transfers to the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End, from 6–17 September, presented by Landmark, Neal Street and Playful Productions.