CAN WE AFFORD THIS / THE COST OF LIVING

About

Opened in Sydney, then toured to London and Hong Kong.
Was re-staged and toured in 2003 as the cost of living.
World première on the 16th August 2000 at Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia.
UK première on the 19th September 2000 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London.
Run time: 90 minutes, no interval

CO-PRODUCERS

Originally commissioned by Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festivals.
Co-produced in London by DV8 and the Royal Festival Hall in association with Dance Umbrella.

CAST&CREW

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY Lloyd Newson
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR/TOUR MANAGER Gabriel Castillo
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR Kate Champion

PERFORMERSYossi Berg, Paul Capsis, Kate Coyne, James Cunningham, Lawrence Goldhuber, Ros Hervey, Eddie Kay, Eric Languet, Jacob Lehrer, Kareena Oates, Diana Payne-Myers, Byron Perry, Rowan Thorpe, Robert Tannion, François Testory, David Toole, Vivien Wood

DESIGN Lloyd Newson and Liam Steel
DESIGN COORDINATOR Gabriella Tyleova
LIGHTING DESIGN Jack Thompson
SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSER Paul Charlier
SESSION MUSICIAN Natasha Rumiz
CREATIVE RESEARCH Liam Steel, Robert Tannion

PRODUCTION MANAGERS Steve Wald, Geoff Cobham (Sydney)
STAGE MANAGERS Will Harding, Paul Halter, Rebecca Anderson (Sydney)
SOUND OPERATOR Gareth Fry
COSTUME SUPERVISOR Louise McCarthy (Sydney)
RUNNER Emma Sadler
SET CONSTRUCTION Steel the Scene

GENERAL MANAGER Roy Luxford
ADMINISTRATOR Ellie Beedham
UK PUBLICITY Judy Lipsey
MARKETING Mark Slaughter
UK GRAPHIC DESIGN Jane Joyce
PHOTOGRAPHY Jane Joyce, Jimmy Pozarik

COMPANY TEACHERS Paula Hampson, Marisol Kucharek, Rick Nodine, Sonia Rafferty, Ted Stoffer, Rahel Vonmoos, Fin Walker

For Sydney 2000 Olympics Arts Festivals:
PROJECT MANAGER Karen Rodgers
PROJECT COORDINATOR Mary Macrae

THANKS TO
Leo Schofield, Craig Hassall and Olympic Arts Festivals for commissioning this production.
Robert Breckman + Richard Nelson of Breckman & Co, Val Bourne, Betsy Gregory + Dance Umbrella, Claire Carnell, Chris Bache + Robert Israel at Gordon & Co, Julia Carruthers, Jodi Myers + Royal Festival Hall, The British Council, Harbottle & Lewis, Reuben Hart, Leonie Gombrich, Katie Judge, Barbara Matthews, Stirling Stewart, Alistair Spalding, David Thompson, Robert van Hall, Peter Culver of PriceWaterhouseCoopers for financial advice, arranged through Arts & Business.