Cost of Living

14 Sep — 19 Oct 2024

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

With heart, humour and searing observation, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living is an honest and insightful look at the forces that bring people together.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

With heart, humour and searing observation, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living is an honest and insightful look at the forces that bring people together.

When Ani is reunited with her estranged husband Eddie after a devastating accident, their relationship shifts from divorcing to caregiving. John is an affluent PhD candidate with cerebral palsy, and has no qualms about making his support worker – fellow graduate student and bartender-by-night Jess – uncomfortable about her reasons for choosing the job.

Through the lives of four mismatched souls struggling for connection, Majok’s award-winning script lays bare the exquisite tenderness of being human.

With an ensemble cast including Oli Pizzey Stratford (Neighbours) and Mabel Li (Safe Home), Cost of Living taps into the essence of human connection and our universal need to care for others and ourselves.

 

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

  • Closed Captioning

  • Auslan Interpreted

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 5 October at 2pm
Tuesday 8 October at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Saturday 5 October at 2pm (Tactile tour commences at 1pm)
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 12 October at 2pm
Closed Captioning
via GoTheatrical App
Saturday 12 October at 2pm
Auslan Interpreted
by Auslan Stage Left
Tuesday 15 October at 6.30pm
Artwork for Mabel Li

Mabel Li

Jess

Artwork for Oli Pizzey Stratford

Oli Pizzey Stratford

John

Artwork for Martyna Majok

Martyna Majok

Writer

Artwork for Anthea Williams

Anthea Williams

Director

Artwork for Matilda Woodroofe

Matilda Woodroofe

Set & Costume Designer

Richard Vabre

Richard Vabre

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Composer & Sound Designer

Artwork for Alistair Baldwin

Alistair Baldwin

Assistant Director

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006