Queensland Theatre Cost of Living

15 Jun - 13 Jul 2024
Bille Brown Theatre
Duration TBC
$70 - $97

Available Discounts

Senior, Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools


Former-carer turned playwright Martyna Majok won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this play in 2018 and it’s easy to see why. This is a beautifully rendered story about our need to care (or be cared for) no matter the distance that age, race, and disability might place between us. 

Drawing on her lived experience, Majok introduces us to four seemingly disconnected characters whose lives are at a crossroads. There’s John – a wealthy successful PhD student with cerebral palsy – who hires the secretive Jess to be his new carer. And then there’s Eddie, an unemployed truck driver, desperately trying to reconcile with his ex-wife Ani, who’s been left quadriplegic after a car accident. 

Told with deft humour and enormous heart, the Australian premiere of this highly-lauded work is directed by Priscilla Jackman (The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race) and Dan Daw, also appearing as John, with icon Philip Quast as Eddie, and Kate Hood as Ani. 

Presented by Queensland Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company

Special Events

Night with the Artists

  • Mon 24 Jun 2024, 6:30 PM

If you want to know about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, or why that piece of music was chosen, consider booking the Night with the Artists performances on selected evenings. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.


To book the below accessibility enhanced performances please contact Queensland Theatre Ticketing Team on 1800 355 528 or email sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au.

Auslan Interpreted

  • Mon 1 Jul 2024, 6:30 PM

Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters. 


  • Sat 6 Jul 2024, 2:00 PM

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.

Audio Described

  • Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2:00 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision. 

Tactile Tour

  • Sat 13 Jul 2024, 2:00 PM

Tactile tours offer blind and low-vision patrons the chance to touch and examine props and costumes and hear the cast and crew describe the visual aspects of the production. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming tactile tours, please contact Peter at psutherland@queenslandtheatre.com.au. Tours start 90 minutes before the designated start time of the performance.


  • Written by Martyna Majok
  • Directed by Priscilla Jackman and Dan Daw

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