There reside three goat-herding sisters that are beautifully defined, inhabited and physicalised by the actors that portray them. From Carolyn Pickles’ Justa raging at the limits of her age and wrestling the demons of her past to Claire Cogan’s Luica doggedly resigned to loneliness.
Kate Sawyer, The Public Reviews
PO Catesby played ironically by Claire Cogan
British Theatre Guide
Earthy Lucia (Claire Cogan)…
Cogan, Pickles and Cavanah are outstanding as the last of a breed who have all but conquered their harsh habitat only to find themselves staring into an even darker abyss.
Dominic di Nezza
The Mysteries, 2006
… it’s the intervention of a benign Mrs God who dissuades her husband from destroying his pet project in a fit of pique.
Alfred Hickling, the Guardian
Claire Cogan’s motherly Mrs God. I don’t know what the Bishop has to say about her but 600 years ago Hutchinson would have been burnt at the stake.
The Freedom of the City, 2005
Of the central trio, Claire Cogan shines as a no-nonsense mother of eleven.
… Claire Cogan, Richard Flood and Nick Lee – as the trio who discover to their cost that when there is a price to be paid, it is always the poor who are overcharged – are spot-on.
No praise is too high for Caroline Hunt’s production or the performances of Claire Cogan, Sarah Cattle and Jonjo O’Neill.
Claire Cogan’s excellent Tracy begins with a diatribe of nonsense and repetition and creates a chilling portrait of a woman with no inhibitions.
London Theatre Review
… it has a heart-rending, virtuoso performance by Claire Cogan as Tracy
It is distinguished by fine performances, especially from Northern Irish actress Claire Cogan as Tracy.
The star of Head/Case, Claire Cogan, is a brilliant talent who has somehow missed out on the attention she deserves.
… in Caroline Hunt’s production for Show of Strength, there is firm support from Kolade Agboke as the ferocious Burdock and Claire Cogan as the sardonic Catesby….
… PO Catesby played ironically by Claire Cogan…
By the end, it is apparent that Hutchinson’s strength is his characterisation which is greatly assisted by strong performances especially from those named above…
British Theatre Guide
How are they to be met: controlled by institutional power over their lives which Catesby (Claire Cogan, in a fine display of world-weary toughness) exploits with smiling sarcastic authority?