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Howie the Rookie Starts Rehearsal



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,
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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor on the John Murray Show

Take a listen to Howie the Rookie star, Tom Vaughan Lawlor, chatting to Miriam O’Callaghan on the John Murray Show 08/05/2013.

Speaking about his role as Nidge on Love/Hate and playing both parts in the upcoming production of Howie the Rookie at Project Arts Centre.

Galway Arts Festival’s HOWIE blog as tickets go onsale

Tickets are on sale now for performances at An Taibhdhearc as part of Galway Arts Festival.

Get tickets online here and you can read GAF’s blog about the show here


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.

Stage Struck: Man down

By Peter Crawley in The Irish Times

When a two-person play becomes a one-man show, what are the benefits of theatrical downsizing?

A few days ago in Dublin, an actor lost his job. That might not count as major news, but for the operation in question it represented a 50 per cent reduction in its floor staff. Another industry might call this “downsizing”. Here, though, a two-hander show had simply been “reimagined” as a solo run.

The play is Mark O’Rowe’s Howie the Rookie , two successive monologues written for two actors. In Landmark’s forthcoming staging, both parts will be played by TomVaughan Lawlor , whose performance as a gangster in the Abbey ’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui proved him one of the most extraordinary of his generation, and whose performance as a gangster in RTÉ ’s Love/Hate also made him one of the most recognisable. Who wouldn’t want to see more of him?

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‘Nidge’ plays two edgy Dubs in one-man show

Howie the Rookie tipped to be ‘one of the must-see shows of the summer’

Covered in The Herald:

LOVE/Hate fans can get up close and personal with gangland crime lord King Nidge this summer, when he takes to the stage as another edgy Dubliner.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (35) will be appearing at The Project Arts Centre to star in gritty Dublin play Howie The Rookie.

Written by Intermission director Mark O’Rowe, the play tells the story of inner city Dubs Howie and Rookie.

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Love/Hate’s Nidge to perform Howie the Rookie this summer | Project Arts Centre

The word is out! A brand new production of Howie the Rookie, written and directed by Mark O’Rowe and starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, will open at Project Arts Centre on Monday 17th June, with previews from Thursday 13th.

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Howie the Rookie first took to the stage in 1999, cementing Mark O’Rowe as one of Ireland’s most unique and exciting contemporary playwrights. This summer Howie the Rookie is coming toProject Arts Centre with a new version of the show, re-imagined for one actor and directed by Mark O’Rowe himself.

This new Landmark production, starring IFTA Best Actor Award winner Tom Vaughan-Lawlortells the story of two young men from Dublin – Howie and The Rookie – over the course of two nights. Their stories intertwine and the audience is brought on a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare landscape that is sometimes hilarious and sometimes grotesque.

This tantalising writer/director combination puts Howie the Rookie firmly at the top of the summer theatre highlights list. Don’t miss Howie the Rookie when it comes to Project Arts Centre: 17th June – 6th July (with previews on 13th – 16th June) 2013.

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