Monday 11 December 2017

Back from the dead: 'Love/Hate' stars cheer on Nidge

The cast of Love/Hate, both alive and dead, with Tom Vaughan Lawlor (centre) after his performance in the Mark O'Rowe play 'Howie The Rookie' at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Left to right: Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan Lawlor (Nidge),
Laurence Kinlan, and Peter Coonan
The cast of Love/Hate, both alive and dead, with Tom Vaughan Lawlor (centre) after his performance in the Mark O'Rowe play 'Howie The Rookie' at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Left to right: Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan Lawlor (Nidge), Laurence Kinlan, and Peter Coonan

ALL of them may not have managed to survive the violence of the streets – but that didn't stop them from gathering for a special reunion.

The stars, "living" and "dead", from the gritty crime drama 'Love/Hate' came out in force to cheer on "gang member" Nidge as he took centre stage.

Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, familiar to TV viewers for his portrayal of Nidge in the popular series, took a break from the mean streets to star in the Dublin play, 'Howie The Rookie' at the Project Arts Centre.

Gunned

There to see him perform on opening night were other members of the 'Love/Hate' cast – Peter Coonan, who plays Fran, Laurence Kinlan (Elmo) as well as Aidan Gillen (John Boy) and Robert Sheehan (Darren) – both of whose characters were gunned down in earlier series.

The group of actors enjoyed a few beers at the Garage Bar in Temple Bar before heading to the Project Arts Centre for Tom Vaughan-Lawlor's stage performance.

Written by 'Intermission' creator Mark O'Rowe, the play deals with two Dubs, Howie and Rookie. Originally staged in 1999, it will run at the Project Arts Centre until July 6.

Irish Independent

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