Howie The Rookie
A big thank you the Robertson Foundation for supporting this production.

A big thank you the Robertson Foundation for supporting this production.

Return season presented by Red Line Productions.

Howie the Rookie

by Mark O'Rowe

Nominated for six Sydney Theatre Awards in 2014.
Directed by Toby Schmitz & Luke Cowling
With Andrew Henry and Sean Hawkins

"More extravagant expenditure or auditorium capacity will not improve the colossal genius presented on this very special occasion." – Suzy Go See

"This production is one of the best pieces of indie theatre on Sydney stages' – The Daily Review

"Howie the Rookie is intelligently spare and beautifully performed, it is revealed as a rare feast of theatrical imagination. A short, sharp and shocking night that’s often brilliant." – Jo Litson

The Howie Lee (Andrew Henry) gets dragged into a bizarre feud of honour involving a scabies-infested mattress against The Rookie Lee (Sean Hawkins), 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 one-time enemy.

The performance runs for 75 minutes without an interval. 

Produced by Red Line Productions

Playwright: Mark O'Rowe
Co-Directors: Toby Schmitz & Luke Cowling
Cast: Sean Hawkins & Andrew Henry
Re-Design: Luke Cowling
Lighting Design: Luiz Pampolha
Stage Manager: Gen Muratore
Voice and Dialect: Gabrielle Rogers
Set Construction: Col Emmerton
Set Construction Assistant: Thomas Pidd
Scenic Artist: Rosalind Bunting
Scenic Artist Assistant: Tori Garrett
Production Photography: Kate Williams
Graphic Design: How Graphic Design
Publicity: IPPublicity


Director: Toby Schmitz
Cast: Sean Hawkins & Andrew Henry
Designer: Lisa Mimmocchi
Lighting Designer: Alex Berlage
Sound Designer: Jed Silver
Stage Manager: Nicholas Foustellis
Voice and Dialect: Gabrielle Rogers

Tuesday 17th May – Saturday 11th June
Ticket Prices: $38 Adult, $33 Concession, $28 Previews & Cheap Tuesday