A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

COST OF LIVING

By MARTYNA MAJOK
Directed by EDWARD HALL

Roads are dark and America’s long

Main Stage

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24 Jan - 2 Mar 2019

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Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living receives its highly anticipated UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre.

John, a wealthy, brilliant, and successful PhD student with cerebral palsy, hires Jess, a recent graduate who has fallen on hard times, as his new carer.  Across town, truck driver Eddie attempts to support and re-engage with his estranged wife, Ani, following a terrible accident that has left her quadriplegic. As four very different lives collide and entwine, roles are unapologetically flipped, reversed and exposed - who is actually caring for whom?    

Martyna Majok’s exquisitely original, honest and deftly funny new play explores our need to connect and be loved regardless of the gulfs that disability, race, class, and wealth place between us.

Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director, Edward Hall, has directed many of Hampstead's greatest successes including the Olivier Award winning Sunny Afternoon, Chariots of Fire, Filthy Business and I and You.

Adrian Lester makes his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Eddie. He is joined by Katy Sullivan, who will make her UK stage debut as Ani. Emily Barber, in the role of Jess, and Jack Hunter, in the role of John, also make their Hampstead Theatre debuts. 

Cost of Living has been kindly supported by the Godwin family.

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Artistic team

writer

MARTYNA MAJOK

director

EDWARD HALL

Cast

THE EVENING STANDARD INTERVIEWS ADRIAN LESTER

Posted on 6 December 2018

Adrian Lester discusses his return to the stage for the first time in three years to co-star with a US Paralympian in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

FIRST THREE PRODUCTIONS OF 2019 ANNOUNCED

Posted on 16 November 2018

Martyna Majok's Cost of Living, Hannah Patterson's Eden and Kellie Smith's Wilderness announced for 2019.

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