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★★★★ Review – The Irish Times

Read four-star rave review by Peter Crawley in The Irish Times here.

“Mark O’Rowe transforms his two-hander monologue play into an epic one-man performance for Tom Vaughan-Lawlor”

riveting new production”

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Review – Irish Theatre Magazine

Read Harvey O’Brien’s review for Irish Theatre Magazine here.

“An instant classic in 1999, Mark O’Rowe’s Howie the Rookie returns to Dublin almost a decade and a half on renewed and retooled as a solo performance directed by the playwright. It is, quite simply, an essential experience.”

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★★★★ Review – The Herald

Read four-star review by Chris Wasser in The Herald here.

“an astonishing feat … as a one-man show, it’s captivating. As a lesson in stage acting, it’s terrifying. On the box, Vaughan-Lawlor is a damn fine actor. Here on the stage, he is astounding.”

Review – The Irish Independent

Read John McKeown’s review in the Irish Independent here.

superbly singular performance

Review – Arena, RTÉ Radio 1

Listen to another great review of Howie the Rookie from Sophie Gorman on Arena on RTE Radio 1, broadcast on 18th June, 2013.  Review begins about 4.30.

Mark O’Rowe interviewed in the Sunday Business Post

Ahead of opening night at Project Arts Centre tonight – playwright Mark O’Rowe is interviewed by Joanne Hayden in the Sunday Business Post.

See the article here! Mark O’Rowe Sunday Buisness Post 16 June

Photo by Maura Hickey

Tom Vaughan Lawlor: From criminal kingpin to a rookie on his own

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is going back to his criminal roots for ‘Howie the Rookie’, but this solo show is a world away from Nidge and his crew in ‘Love/Hate’

Read Sara Keating’s feature with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor from The Irish Times here. Read more

Howie the Rookie Starts Rehearsal

 

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A great start to the week as Howie the Rookie began rehearsal.

You can read all about it and see more pictures on Broadsheet and The Independent.

Tickets onsale now for Edinburgh Fringe!

Tickets are onsale now for Howie the Rookie at Rainy Hall, Assembly Hall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Performances 1 – 25 AUG 2013, tickets from £12 / £11 (conc)

Book now online at Assembly or call 131 623 3030 from 2pm to 9pm,
Or book with Edfringe.com

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Landmark Productions announces a major new production of Howie the Rookie by Mark O’Rowe

Three hearts poundin’ loud, three lungs, pairs of lungs, suckin’ louder, suckin’ hard. 

Then softer, then calmer, then quieter.

Then quiet.

Howie tells a story. Then Rookie takes it up. Mark O’Rowe’s electrifying, epic tale is a wild, urban odyssey through a nightmare landscape, hilarious and grotesque by turns.

Meet the enormous Avalanche, monstrous on the bar stool in her white ski pants. Meet Ladyboy, a dangerous gangland thug with Siamese fighting fish and (it is rumoured) three sets of teeth. Meet Mouse, Howie’s younger brother. Meet the Howie. Meet the Rookie.

Mark O’Rowe’s ‘thrilling new play’ (New York Times), has been re-imagined for a single actor.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, star of RTÉ’s Love/Hate, will play both Howie and Rookie. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-filled theatrical odyssey.