COST OF LIVING
Written by Martyna Majok
Directed by Edward Hall
25 January – 2 March
Press Night Thursday 31 January
‘Roads are dark and America’s long’
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Livingreceives its highly anticipated UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre – making it the 100thpremiere since Edward Hall and Greg Ripley-Duggan took charge in 2010.
Martyna Majok’s exquisitelyoriginal, honest and deftlyfunny new play explores our need to connect and be loved regardless of the gulfs that disability, race, class, and wealth place between us. Adrian Lester will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Eddie, Katy Sullivan will make her UK stage debut as Ani, having originated the role in the award-winning off-Broadway production, and they are joined by Emily Barberin the role of Jess and Jack Hunterin the role of John.
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?