EIF: Walking With Ghosts


Evenings: 7:30pm
Matinees: 2:30pm
Running time: 2 hours 20 mins
Age guidance: 12+


Tickets bookable via Edinburgh International Festival
Box Office: 0131 473 2000

Edinburgh International Festival

Walking With Ghosts

Irish national treasure Gabriel Byrne weaves a captivating tale that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.

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.

★ ★ ★ ★

One of Ireland's finest performers at his very best

The Sunday Times

★ ★ ★ ★

Byrne's charisma is captivating throughout

Financial Times


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Landmark Productions

Gabriel Byrne

Lonny Price 
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.

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