Caomhan Keane speaks to writer Mark O’Rowe and actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
Howie tells a story. Then Rookie takes it up. It’s a white-knuckle ride – 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 rumored – three sets of teeth. Meet Mouse, Howie’s younger brother. Meet the Howie. Meet the Rookie.
Springing from the same pen as Intermission and starring Nidge from Love/Hate, Howie the Rookie is the latest theatrical blockbuster from Landmark Productions (Misterman,Testament, Between Blackrock and a Hard Place).