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HOWIE THE ROOKIE
HOWIE THE ROOKIE
EXTRA DATES ADDED
**** "..an epic one-man performance ... Landmark Productions' riveting new production of the play ... the astounding Tom Vaughan-Lawlor" The Irish Times
The Howie tells a story. The Rookie takes it up. Mark O’Rowe’s electrifying, epic tale is a wild, urban odyssey through a nightmare landscape - hilarious, grotesque and, finally, deeply moving.
Meet Ladyboy, a psychotic thug on a quest to avenge the deaths of his Siamese fighting fish. Meet malodorous adrenaline-junkies Flann Dingle and Ginger Boy. Meet Avalanche, a ski-panted monster looking for love. Meet the tragic Mouse. Meet the scabies-afflicted Peaches. Meet the Howie. Meet the Rookie.
Howie the Rookie, was first produced in 1999 and took the theatrical world by storm. Now this brilliant play receives a major new production from one of Ireland's leading theatre producers.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, star of RTÉ’s Love/Hate, will play both Howie and Rookie. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-filled theatrical odyssey.
".. memorable theatre-making of the highest calibre ... Mark O'Rowe at his most poetic, most brutal, most barbaric ... extraordinary theatre" RTÉ, Arena
"one-man tour de force" Sunday Independent
***** "Howie the Rookie is a combo of brilliance - a masterclass in acting from Vaughan-Lawlor coupled with O'Rowe's flowing words and gripping story ...magnificent..." entertainment.ie
****"a performance of astounding and exhilarating verve and skill ... an acting masterclass" Sunday Business Post
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland's leading theatre producers. Established by Anne Clarke in 2003, the company produces wide-ranging and ambitious work in Ireland and tours Irish work abroad.
Recent productions include the world premieres of Emma Donoghue's The Talke of the Town (in conjunction with Hatch Theatre Company and Dublin Theatre Festival) and Colm Tóibín's Testament (with Dublin Theatre Festival). Landmark co-produced Enda Walsh's Misterman, starring Cillian Murphy, with Galway Arts Festival. The production subsequently toured to St Ann's Warehouse in New York and played for six weeks at the National Theatre in London.
Ticket Information: Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
Previews 13 - 15 June, 8pm; 16 June, 6pm, €25/20 (conc)
Midweek performances, 8pm, €32/25 (conc)
Friday & Saturday performances, 8pm, €35/30 (conc)
Matinees, 22/29 June & 6 July, 3pm, €27/20 (conc)
Extra midweek dates added 8 - 11 July, 8pm €32/25 (conc)
Extra Friday & Saturday dates added 12 - 13 July, 8pm €35/30 (conc)
Extra matinee added 13 July, 3pm €27/20 (conc)
Duration: ~ approx 80mins tbc
Written & directed by Mark O'Rowe
Performed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Set & costume by Paul Wills
Lighting by Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Philip Stewart