Theatre Review: Howie The Rookie

Howie the Rookie. Pic: Comp
Howie the Rookie. Pic: Comp
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NIDGE, that’s is how you’ll know Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor if you are a fan of Channel 5’s Love/Hate.

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Assembly Hall

In this mesmerising one-man show from Landmark Productions at Assembly Hall on the Mound, the actor demonstrates why he is currently Ireland’s most exciting performer.

Vaughan-Lawlor plays, first, Howie, then Rookie. Both have their tales to tell in Mark O’Rowe’s rapid-fire script which is funny, tragic, shocking and disturbing in turn.

Set in a scheme in Dublin, meet Avalanche on her bar stool, Ladyboy and Siamese fighting fish and Mouse, Howie’s younger brother.

Flitting from character to character with grace and ease, Vaughan-Lawlor gives what is arguably the performance of this Fringe. Don’t miss.

Until 25 August