Howie the Rookie

Cork Arts Theatre, Ireland, T23 X72D
Fri 24th May 2019
Stagemad Theatre Company presents

‘Howie the Rookie’ by Mark O’Rowe

Following a hugely successful run at the National Opera House, Wexford earlier this month to standing ovations and rave reviews, Stagemad Theatre Company presents ‘Howie The Rookie’ by Mark O’Rowe.
This highly charged production will have it all – at times funny and light-hearted, at other times surreal and sombre.

The play features Fintan Kelly. who will be be seen in Season 8 of “Game Of Thrones” and “Krypton”, a new series starting soon on CBS.

Directed by the acclaimed James Power.

The play follows the story of Howie Lee as gets dragged into a bizarre feud of honour involving a scabies-infested mattress against the Rookie Lee, which spirals out of control and ends in his own personal tragedy. The Rookie has problems of his own; massively in debt to a terrifying gangland figure for killing his prized Siamese fighting fish, he steels himself for a hideous revenge, until he is championed from an unlikely quarter by his onetime enemy. Howie The Rookie is a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable, where most brutal events take on mystic significance.This is a play that is not to be missed.

“Fintan Kelly tames, controls and masters the stage as his own. In the hands of a lesser director, Mark O’Rowe’s writing skills would be nought.” – Wexford People

“Mark O’Rowe’s extraordinary play drives you to the depths of humanity’s horror, then stops your stomach churning by demanding that you laugh” – The Irish Times

“It is, quite simply, Greek in its power of catharsis while piling laughter. Euripides would be proud to call Mark O’Rowe a brother in art” – Irish Independent

Tickets: €15
Administration fee on phone and online bookings.

Note for Online Bookings: Once your booking is complete, please either print your tickets at home and bring them with you, or present them on your phone at the box office on arrival and they will print them for you.

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