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Hampstead Theatre announces new season for 2019

Edward Hall will direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning ”Cost of Living”

Hampstead Theatre, included in the report
Hampstead Theatre, included in the report
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Hampstead Theatre has announced its first three productions for 2019.

In January, Edward Hall directs Martyna Majok's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cost of Living on the main stage.

The piece will make its UK premiere, becoming the 100th premiere since Hall and Greg Ripley-Duggan took over of the venue in 2000. The play follows John, a PhD student with cerebral palsy who hires Jess, a recent graduate, as his new carer. Meanwhile, truck driver Eddie attempts to support and re-engage with his estranged wife, Ani, following an accident that has left her quadriplegic.

In February, Matthew Xia will direct Eden, written by Hannah Pattinson. The play is inspired by real events and is set in an idyllic coastal village where an American tycoon is intent on building a golf course.

In Hampstead Downstairs, Wilderness by Kellie Smith will run between 21 March and 27 April, directed by Anna Ledwich. The piece is about a difficult separation which threatens their best intentions to be amicable.

Alice Hamilton will direct Paradise directed by Dusty Hughes in the theatre's Downstairs venue in December until January 19. The comedy is set in a retirement home called Elite Homes, where Amanda Goose and Roddy Meakin are enjoying their twilight years on their own terms.