Katy Sullivan, who created the role of Ani in the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Manhattan Theatre Club production of Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living, will repeat her work when the Pulitzer Prize-winning play makes its U.K. premiere at the Hampstead Theatre January 25–March 2, 2019. Opening night is January 31.
Sullivan will be joined by Olivier winner Adrian Lester (Company, Primary Colors) in the role of Eddie, Emily Barber (Trouble in Mind, Billy Liar) in the role of Jess, and Jack Hunter (All You Need Is LSD, The Living Newspaper) in the role of John.
Artistic Director Edward Hall directs.
Cost of Living concerns John, a wealthy, brilliant, and successful PhD. student with cerebral palsy, who hires Jess, a recent graduate who has fallen on hard times, as his new caregiver. 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?
Sullivan received a Theatre World Award as well as Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for her performance.