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”
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.”
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 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’
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)
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.