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Howie the Rookie

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Description for Howie the Rookie Paperback. In this play, Howie tells of how he gets caught up in a gang intent on beating up Rookie. He should be baby-sitting his younger brother but he goes just the same. Rookie gets beaten up and Howie returns to discover a nasty accident has befallen his brother. Then Rookie tells his side of the story. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 142 x 4. Weight in Grams: 66.
A white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable. First we meet Howie. He tells us how, one night, he gets caught up in a gang intent on beating up Rookie. He's supposed to be baby-sitting his five-year-old brother, but he goes just the same. They beat up Rookie. Howie returns to discover a horrible accident has happened to the little boy. Then we hear the story from Rookie's point of view... Mark O'Rowe's play Howie the Rookie was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in February 1999. It won ... Read more

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About Mark O'rowe
Mark O'Rowe is an Irish playwright whose plays include Howie the Rookie (Bush Theatre, London, 1999), From Both Hips (Fishamble, 1997), Made in China (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2001), Crestfall (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 2003), Terminus (Abbey Theatre, 2007) and Our Few and Evil Days (Abbey Theatre, 2014). His version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler was staged by the Abbey Theatre in 2015. ... Read more

Reviews for Howie the Rookie
'Grabs you by the collar and head-butts you into submission'
Sunday Times
'A magnificent mix of violence and poignancy'
The Stage
'Startling... there are shades of Homer's Odyssey in the sweep of this telling, or of Joyce's Ulysses in the elevation of ordinary detail to heroic form'
Irish Times
'Mesmerising... ... Read more

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