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HOWIE THE ROOKIE | Project Arts Centre | Dublin
Archive - Performance Events


13 JUN - 13 JUL 2013
Space Upstairs

By Mark O'Rowe, presented by Landmark Productions

Tickets €15 - 35



**** "..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

13 JUN - 13 JUL 2013

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

Suitable ages 16+  contains strong language and sexual references

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613

Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Written & directed by Mark O'Rowe

Performed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Set & costume by Paul Wills

Lighting by Sinead McKenna

Sound Designer Philip Stewart


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