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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



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

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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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