Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents
Howie The Rookie
The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th November 2014
**Tickets from €25 on sale now**
Please note, the evening performances on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th November are completely SOLD OUT. Upper Circle unreserved seats only available now for Saturday matinee, selling fast.
Landmark Productions in association with MCD will bring the multi award winning play Howie The Rookie by Mark O’Rowe, starring Love/Hate’s Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre between 11th and 15th November 2014.
Tickets from €25 including booking fee on sale now via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
Ticket & Show info:
Evening shows Tue 11th to Sat 15th Nov, doors open 7.15pm, show starts 8pm, over around 10pm.
Tuesday to Thursday tickets priced €30 & €40
Friday & Saturday tickets priced €32.50 & €40
Matinee show on Sat 15th Nov, doors open 2.30pm, show starts 3pm, over around 5pm - all seats €25
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. Please note, due to the nature of this show, parental discretion would be advised for younger patrons.
***** 5 Stars – Metro Herald
***** 5 Stars – Entertainment.ie
**** 4 Stars – The Irish Times
**** 4 Stars – The Sunday Business Post
**** 4 Stars – The Herald
**** 4 Stars – Irish Mail On Sunday
About the play
Howie the Rookie is performed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (‘Nidge’ in RTÉ’s Love/Hate) in an astounding and blistering solo performance, for which he was named Best Actor at the 2014 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. The production opened in 2013 to rave reviews with standing ovations every night. Nominated for Best Production, it also won Best Lighting Design for Sinéad McKenna.
This adrenaline-fuelled ride into Dublin’s underworld narrated first by the Howie, then picked up by the Rookie, unfolds within a landscape of feverish drinking, casual sex and visceral violence. In this tale of two halves, we meet unforgettable characters from Ladyboy, the psychotic thug hell bent on avenging the deaths of his fighting fish, to monstrous Avalanche, looking for love from her bar stool.
Watch an interview with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor here.
The production will play for one week only at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin from 11 - 15 November, before transferring to the Barbican in London from 19 - 29 November and to BAM’s Next Wave Festival in New York from Dec 10 – 14.
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. Led by Anne Clarke, recent productions include Ballyturk by Enda Walsh (in a co-production with Galway International Arts Festival), starring Cillian Murphy, Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea, which played to sold-out houses in Galway, Dublin, Cork and London. Forthcoming productions include a major new production of The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson, at the Olympia Theatre Dublin from January 10 - February 8, and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Breaking Dad which, following its phenomenal run there earlier this year, returns to the Gaiety Theatre Dublin from 16 February 2015 and receives its Cork debut at the Cork Opera House from 10 - 14 February 2015.