Wednesday 16 October 2019

Opera House play stars Enniscorthy-born actor

Actor Fintan Kelly.
Actor Fintan Kelly.

Maria Pepper

The well-known Enniscorthy-born actor Fintan Kelly will star in the acclaimed 'Howie The Rookie' at the National Opera House in April.

The production will be presented by Stagemad Theatre Company on Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. each night.

Written by Mark O'Rowe 'Howie The Rookie' was described by the Irish Times 'as an extraordinary play (that) drives you to the depths of humanity's horror, then stops your stomach churning by demanding that you laugh'.

Fintan Kelly (35) has been acting for the past four years and recently appeared in a 'A Steady Rain' in the National Opera House with Like A Fox Theatre.

His other stage credits include 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane', 'A Whistle in the Dark', 'The Cripple of Inismaan', The Playboy of the Western world' and 'The Buddy Holly Story' while he played the role of 'Patrick' in the 2017 film 'Release' directed by Gerald Walsh. He also recently finished shooting Season 8 of Game of Thrones.

Stagemad Theatre Company was founded in Waterford in May 2005 to support new local, national and international writing and to encourage public appreciation of the arts.

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