Hmm, could the crack not be fixed without the additional drywall? in the past i've fixed ceiling cracks by taping and mudding. I like using mesh tape for this kind of repair, with setting compound.
just trying to picture it without seeing it
hope it turns out well for u
Thanks! I'll try to post a few pictures of the area in the next day or so.
(and yeah, I've been a fan of Ian Curtis & the rest, new order for over 20 years) Never got to see NO play in concert though. :/ )