Howie the Rookie

  • 20th Feb
  • 20:00
  • €18|€16
  • Droichead Arts Centre,

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Thursday 20th February

Glass Mask Theatre present a searing 20 year anniversary production of Mark O’Rowe’s brutally poetic modern classic HOWIE THE ROOKIE. Featuring two of Ireland’s most exciting theatre Actors; Stephen Jones and Rex Ryan - Howie the Rookie is a thrilling journey of two men and a Dublin City gone wild. Through two explosive monologues, this story charts a dark adventure that includes violence, family, brotherhood and ultimately; redemption.
“..this remarkable play is powerful, poignant and pulverisingly funny”  The Irish Times

Part of Drochead Presents Drama, Theatre Club.  Theatre Club brings people together to see a play, and then allows them the opportunity to chat and discuss it afterwards. Like a book club, our audiences can share their views, thoughts and impressions in the relaxed, informal setting of our cafe/bar after the show. So have your say and see seven great plays for €80. BOOK ONLINE or call 041 9833946 to be part of the Drama at Droichead.

Glass Mask Theatre are one of Ireland’s most exciting new theatre companies led by Rex Ryan and Ruairi Heading. Rex has been nominated as Best Actor in Manchester and Dublin Fringe. Recent Theatre credits include - Tonight With Donny Stixx by Philip Ridley at The Abbey Theatre and Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett. Stephen Jones recent theatre credits include Class, Brothers of the Brush,  Maz & Bricks (appearing at Droichead in all three productions) and Last Orders at the Dockside. Television credits include LOVE/HATE and INTO THE BADLANDS.
Mark O'Rowe is a playwright, film writer and director whose second play, Howie the Rookie, won the George Devine Award when it premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1999. Other playwrighting credits include, Terminus and Our Few and Evil Days. In 2015, Mark adapted four of Shakespeare's History Plays (Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry Henry IV part 2, and Henry V) for Druid Theatre Company, resulting in the epic Druid Shakespeare. Film and TV credits include Intermission, Boy A, Broken, The Delinquent Season, and he has just showrun the television series, Temple for Hera Pictures/Sky Atlantic.

From January 2020, all in person/phone bookings will be subject to a €1 booking charge per ticket. Free online booking.