Gabriel Byrne returns to Dublin tonight for the world premiere of Walking with Ghosts at the Gaiety Theatre.
The show is adapted from the actor’s bestselling book of the same name and directed by Emmy-winning director Lonny Price.
Walking with Ghosts will play for 12 performances only from tonight, Thursday January 27th until February 6th.
The show sees Gabriel reflect on his personal and professional life in both Dublin and Hollywood.
As a young boy growing up on the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel remembers exploring his imagination among the fields and hills near his home, on the outskirts of a booming city.
Walking with Ghosts is said to be “a lyrical tribute to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies”.
Speaking about the show ahead of its premiere at the Gaiety Theatre, Gabriel said: “I am delighted and honored to return to Dublin for the world premiere of Walking with Ghosts.”
Meanwhile, Lonny Price, whose Broadway directing credits include Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close and Sweeny Todd with Emma Thompson, said: “I loved Gabriel’s book Walking with Ghosts, and I’m thrilled to direct it. in his own adaptation of his magnificent memoirs.”
Landmark Productions producer Anne Clarke said: “It’s hard to believe it’s been over four decades since Gabriel Byrne last appeared on an Irish stage.
“Walking with Ghosts is an incredibly beautiful and evocative book and we are thrilled to bring it to the stage in Gabriel’s hometown.”
Gabriel began his acting career at the famed Focus Theater and Project Arts Center in Ireland. He then joined the Royal Court Theater in London and the Royal National Theater before moving to the United States.
He has now starred in over 80 feature films, including Excalibur, Miller’s Crossing, Into the West, Little Women and The Usual Suspects.
Tickets start at €26 and are available via ticket master.