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Costigan at the Rep

February 10, 2017


Gina Costigan.



By Peter McDermott

 Honor Molloy’s “Crackskull Row,” a critically acclaimed hit from Origin’s 2016 1st Irish Festival last fall, is back for a six-week run, as previously reported, this time at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Molloy told us last week that a few changes have been made to the cell theatre’s production, but was happy to report that the cast of four –  Terry Donnelly, Colin Lane, John Charles McLaughlin and Gina Costigan – remains to same. The Echo caught up again with the Dubliner Costigan to ask her a few questions about the new run.


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Tell us about the changes

The Irish Rep and the cell worked together brilliantly and kept the same cast so there has been no change in that regard. However, coming into a new space and revisiting the work has changed it immeasurably for us. There’s so much in the writing, that we felt we’d only scratched the surface the last time. So to have another chance to do it has been so great.


How did you feel about the very positive reaction for initial run?

Overjoyed. I have always believed in “Crackskull” but as an actor I’m still self-conscious about my own work. To have been included in this amazing vehicle that did so well was really brilliant.


What your hopes for this production?

Well, I love “Crackskull Row” and I want the show to go on and on, however for our production now I’m trying to enjoy every minute of the present and do my best with it.

For tickets call the Box Office: 212.727.2737 or go to irishrep.org.


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