Eschewing stereotypes and platitudes, Majok explores the emotional complexities of caring for and caring about each other. Delving into disability, class and race, the play follows four lives that intersect. Ani is struggling to come to terms with an accident that left her quadriplegic. Her truck driver husband Eddie is attempting to support and connect with his estranged wife. On the other side of town, penniless graduate Jess is trying to boost her income by working as a carer for a wealthy PHD student with cerebral palsy called John.
After garnering praise for playing Ani in the off-Broadway production of Cost of Living, Katy Sullivan will make her UK stage debut to star in the London run. The American actor and Paralympian is a bilateral amputee who is best know for appearing in TV sitcom My Name is Earl. Sullivan will be joined by British stage and screen regular Adrian Lester, who makes his Hampstead Theatre debut to play Eddie. Rising stars Emily Barber (Cymbeline, Shakespeare's Globe) and Jack Hunter (All You Need Is LSD, Birmingham Rep/UK tour) play Jess and John.
|What||Cost of Living, Hampstead Theatre|
|Where||Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Swiss Cottage (underground)|
24 Jan 19 – 02 Mar 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£10 - £37|