GHOSTS by Gemma Walker-Farren & Echo Echo

12th May - 13th May Echo Echo Studios, Magazine Street 8.00pmBook Now
"Sometimes the scariest stories are the ones we tell ourselves..." Two performances as part of NI Mental Health Arts Festival 2023


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

Saturday 13th May

Age guidance

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.

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What's On

What's On

Body Wisdom Weekly Course

19th Apr - 21st Jun (Weekly) +

Echo Echo Kids Classes

22nd Apr - 10th Jun (Weekly) +

10th Anniversary Season at Echo Echo Studios

30th Apr - 1st Jul +

'The edges of this place' by Sinéad Smyth

5th May - 23rd Jun +

Sitting Meditations

12th May - 30th Jun (Weekly) +

Adult Class with Zoe Ramsey (Tuesdays)

23rd May - 27th Jun (Weekly) +

Circle Dance with Jean Parker

24th May - 28th Jun (Weekly) +

Meditation to Movement Class

25th May - 29th Jun +

Guided Meditation Sessions

1st Jun - 29th Jun +

(POSTPONED) Sighile Hennessy and Cindy Cummings

9th June +

Under the Sea workshop @ Roe Valley Arts (Limavady)

10th June +

Echo Echo Presents Triple Bill

23rd June +

Dancer from the Dance Festival (Dublin)

24th Jun - 28th Jun +

A BOX - by Tonya Sheina & Zoe Ramsey

30th Jun - 1st Jul +

Echo Echo Summer Scheme 2023

3rd Jul - 7th Jul +

A BOX - by Zoe Ramsey & Tonya Sheina (Limavady)

5th August +