‘Things have changed hugely now [for women]. And I think it’s changing because generations feel younger in ourselves and expect to see ourselves reflected and stories that interest us’

‘Things have changed hugely now [for women]. And I think it’s changing because generations feel younger in ourselves and expect to see ourselves reflected and stories that interest us’
Ingrid Craigie: ‘I want to be challenged, brought out of my comfort zone’ Pic: Maura Hickey

Drawn to the stage by reading Shakespeare at school, Ingrid Craigie has had a long and distinguished acting career and is about to appear in a new Druid production of Richard III, writes Anna Carey

Ingrid Craigie was in her first year of secondary school at Dublin’s Alexandra College when she discovered the joys of Shakespearean drama.

“I was very lucky,” she says in a busy café in Rathmines, where she is rehearsing Druid Theatre’s new production of Richard III. “We did A Midsummer Night’s Dream and it was my first Shakespeare. We had a teacher, Miss Slater, who let us read all the parts. It was fantastically fun.”...

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