The Cost of Everything
What would it take to change everything? What would it cost to stay the same?
Living is getting expensive. Everything is getting expensive. Food prices, fuel bills, housing costs, just… everything. What do we need to do to keep affording to live? Can we change how our city works, and who our city works for?
The Cost of Everything is an interactive performance/game show for simultaneous live and online players which interrogates the cost of living crisis by building a brand new model city, live on stage.
You can choose to join us in person, or play from home via livestream.
Those who join the livestream will be our remote workers – playing from home, you will decide how our city grows, and how we tackle upcoming crises. Do we need more houses? New food supply chains? Should we shift to nuclear power, or renewables?
Those with us in person will be our key workers – working directly within the model, helping us to build new houses, grow new food, develop new power stations – either playing from your seat or joining us on stage.
However you decide to play, you will have the power to completely change where we go, what we build, and where our priorities lie.
Can we find a way out of the cost of living crisis?
Watch LIVE AND ONLINE in Autumn 2023!
Thursday 21st September 2023, 8pm Friday 22nd September 2023, 8pm (BSL-Interpreted) The Lowry, Salford Thursday 5th October 2023, 7:30pm Friday 6th October 2023, 7:30pm Oxford Playhouse (Burton Taylor Studio) Wednesday 25th October 2023, 7:45pm Harrogate Theatre Tuesday 14th November 2023 Enable Us Festival, Sheffield Thursday 16th November 2023 The Dukes, Lancaster Friday 17th November 2023 Square Chapel, Halifax
Directed by Anoushka Bonwick
Written by Elliot Hughes
Performed by Janelle Thompson, Steph Reynolds, Elliot Hughes
Produced by Veronika Diamond
Set/Props/Costume Design by Rachel Shore
Livestreaming/Technical Design by Jason Crouch
Music/Sound Design by Foz Foster
Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts
Graphic Design by Pencil Bandit
Dramaturgy by Sinead O’Brien
Economic Advice from Maeve Cohen
Marketing Support from Agathe Rault
Understudy/Zoom Support from Leni Murphy
Previously performed/devised with Emma MacLennan
Commissioned by The Lowry, Salford.
Supported by The Dukes, Lancaster & Arts Council England.