Simon Slater composed the original score for the Hampstead Theatre production of ‘Cost of Living’, directed by Ed Hall and starring Adrian Lester, Katy Sullivan, Emily Barber, and Jack Hunter.
“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.”
The show ran from 25th January – 9th March 2019.