Thursday 8 December 2016

Rebellion cast take trip back to the present to toast first episode's success

Published 04/01/2016 | 17:01

Some of the 'Rebellion' cast hit one of Dublin's top nightspots to celebrate the first screening
Some of the 'Rebellion' cast hit one of Dublin's top nightspots to celebrate the first screening

The cast of RTE's Rebellion took a trip from 1916 back to the present to toast the success of the show's first episode last night.

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The crew hit one of Dublin's top nightspots to celebrate as the first episode of the drama went down a storm on social media.

The first episode of the new drama was watched by an average of 619,000 viewers and had a 41pc audience share.#

An additional 45,000 watched the first episode of Rebellion on RTÉ One+1 and 9,200 on RTÉ Player where it remains available to viewers to catch-up on demand.

A group of the show's actors gathered at 37 Dawson Street to watch the screening last night.

Actress Sarah Greene later shared a snap on Twitter, writing: "Thank you so much to all the gorgeous people in @37DawsonStreet for screening #rebellion tonight for all us rebellers".

Sarah stars as May in the period drama which is currently airing on RTE One on Sundays at 9.30pm.

RTE's big budget contribution to the anniversary of the 1916 Rising is being screened as a five-part series.

Starring Charlie Murphy, Ruth Bradley, Sarah Greene and Brian Gleeson, the series covers the events of Easter 1916 as seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland’s independence.

Independent.ie critic Ed Power wrote that the series "may be enjoyed strictly at the level of period romp – a costumed escapade with bullets pinging in the background".

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