GHOSTS by Gemma Walker-Farren and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
Sometimes the scariest stories are the ones we tell ourselves.
GHOSTS is about our relationship with fear and how it is an ‘ancient and otherworldly’ feeling. It is about the ghosts we carry with us and how we can sometimes be ghosts in our own lives.
Childhood fears to adult anxieties are woven together with Greek myths and ghostly tales. Incredible projections and soundscapes carry the audience seamlessly from claustrophobic bedrooms to the vast halls of Hades with horror and heartbreak in between.
- Written and performed by Gemma Walker-Farren.
- Directed by Tonya Sheina.
- Sound, video and lighting design by Barry Davis.
Kindly supported in 2022 by Arts Council of Northern Ireland Creative Individual's Resilience Fund; and previously supported by the ACNI Support for Individual Artists Programme.
REVIEWS for previous performances of GHOSTS
skillful and interesting, well acted and a brave piece of work.
…fantastic concept for a show and so beautifully well-crafted and well acted.
Dark and funny and creepy. I was completely hooked from the start.
Perfect blend of funny and harrowing….so inspiring to see such a professional level of work.
£10 / £8 concession
Friday 12th May: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/576192
Saturday 13th May: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/576195
Suitable for ages 14+.
Not for younger children.
Gemma Walker-Farren is a theatre maker, performer and writer. She is one half of acclaimed comedy storytelling duo ‘MakeyUppers’ (5 stars- DIVA magazine, North West End). She trained in the Meisner technique with The Impulse Company, London/New York (2013-2015) and writes and performs regularly in a diverse array of projects. As a freelance facilitator/director/writer she has worked across the UK and Ireland for over 15 years with people of all ages and abilities. She regularly devises new theatre with community groups and theatre professionals. Her greatest passion lies in continuously finding new ways of telling stories and connecting people through storytelling.
Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival 2023
This year’s festival runs from 11-21 May 2023 (to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week) with a programme of varied, vivid arts events that aim to create a platform for high-quality artwork that deals compassionately and intelligently with mental health.
Further info: https://www.nimhaf.org/