I love musicals...but crime pays – Aoibhinn

Eimear Rabbitte

She would love to a continue her musical career but crime pays, according to Love/Hate star Aoibhinn McGinnity.

The brunette actress, who plays the wife of gang king-pin Nidge in the crime drama, has just wrapped her work on hit production Anglo The Musical.

The 27-year-old says she would love to continue in the world of musical theatre – if there were more opportunities on offer in Ireland.

"I'd loved to do another one, but there are not a million of them here," Aoibhinn told the Herald. "But if the chance came up I would really love to continue with it," added the Monaghan native.

And Aoibhinn is not ruling out a move abroad if the West End or Broadway comes calling.

"If it happened, yes, definitely I would go where the work is, but we have to just wait and see what happens."

Anglo The Musical wrapped nearly two weeks ago and Aoibhinn told the Herald that she is suffering "post-show blues".

"I'm sad that it's done and I really loved it," added the star, who took part in musical theatre when she was in school in Monaghan.


The petite actress shot to fame on the hit crime drama where she played gangster's moll Trish and is regarded as one of the strongest female characters on the show.

Her star has continued to rise with Love/Hate's success and she won a starring role in Anglo The Musical, based on the fall of the bank during the economic downturn.

Aoibhinn is enjoying some down time and is not involved with any more projects as she awaits the imminent start of filming for season four of Love/Hate.

The actress has been enjoying her time-off and was spotted attending various events in the capital this week. Aoibhinn was all smiles at the opening night of King Lear in the Abbey Theatre on Tuesday and the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express on Wednesday night.

She also let her hair down with her Love/Hate co-stars at the IFTAs last Saturday where the crime drama scooped six awards, including Best Drama.

"No I'm not doing anything else for now," said Aoibhinn. "Love/Hate is starting back soon enough so I'm just having a little break and then I'm going to start that."

And Aoibhinn says that even the actors have been kept in the dark about what to expect as the gritty drama enters its fourth year.

"I don't know what to expect. It's going to be interesting to see where it goes. I don't know yet where it's going to go."