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

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

Howie the Rookie

17 May - 11 June


The return season of Howie the Rookie Presented by Red Line Productions.

Nominated for six Sydney Theatre Awards in 2014.

Written by Mark O'Rowe

Directed by Toby Schmitz & Luke Cowling

With Andrew Henry and Sean Hawkins

Tuesday 17th May - Saturday 11th June

"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


Ticket Prices: $38 Adult, $33 Concession, $28 Previews & Cheap Tuesday