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Howie The Rookie (Landmark Productions)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Brace yourself for Mark O’Rowe’s outrageous whirlwind of a story. A hit when it was first produced in 1999, this new one-man production of the show sees Tom Vaughan-Lawlor play two Dubliners, whose lives and stories interweave over the course of two days, leading headlong into tragedy. Launching into the story as tough guy Howie, Vaughan-Lawlor brings to life all the characters and details of this fast-paced story in an energetic performance. He then switches roles to the attractive but cowardly Rookie to do it all over again for the story’s second half. This show has it all-humour, poignancy, violence and vivacity!

Assembly Hall, until 25 Aug (not 07, 12, 19), 12.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 │ [Anita Magee]