Gabriel Byrne is Walking with Ghosts
Photo: Ros Kavanagh
From 26 February until 4 March this year TicketCo Media Services will be hosting somewhat of a sensation: Gabriel Byrne’s Walking with Ghosts, recorded live at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin earlier this month. You should NOT miss out.
Walking with Ghosts is based upon Gabriel Byrne’s memoirs. It features Gabriel Byrne on stage in Dublin’s most iconic theatre, in a performance that not only gives us his life story but also evokes an Ireland of the past.
This is also Gabriel Byrne’s first time on an Irish stage since the production of Borstal Boy back in 1979 – 43 years ago!
Walking with Ghosts was performed to a packed Gaiety Theatre 12 times in February. The performance on 5 February was filmed with a 7-camera production and is directed by Emmy Award-winning director Lonny Price, who also directed the stage production.
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. Led by Anne Clarke since the company’s foundation in 2003, their productions have received multiple awards and have been seen in leading theatres in London, New York and beyond.
The company has also excelled as forward thinking streaming pioneers since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. Prior to Walking with Ghosts they have produced eight virtual performances, and by doing so they have made theatre available for a wide variety of audiences unable to access physical performances due to mobility, geography or time constraints.
“Streaming is an exciting way to bring events like this into people’s homes. It also enables a greater audience to take part in this magnificent production, where we come really close to Gabriel Byrne and get to hear his life story in detail. It is both heartwarming and heartbreaking,” said Hugh Farrel, the digital producer for Landmark Productions.
“The show is really a homecoming, where one of Ireland’s greatest actors of all time is dealing both with his own personal past, and the history of Ireland.”
Walking with Ghosts is available as Watch on Demand at Landmark Live (powered by TicketCo Media Services) from 26 February until 4 March. Each ticket is valid for 7 days from clicking the unique link, and needs to be activated by 4 March.