Deposit

By Matt Hartley

Deposit
 
Paperback, 104 pages Online Price:
£7.99
ISBN: 9781848424791
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 12th March 2015
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, 2015

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On Stage at:
Hampstead Downstairs, London
From Thu 11th May 2017 to Sat 10th Jun 2017

A bittersweet and vital play that throws a spotlight on ‘Generation Rent’ and the lengths they will go to in order to get that first step on the property ladder.

Rachel and Ben want to buy a flat in London. And so do their friends, Melanie and Sam. But what with rent, tax, student loans, pensions and bills, it’s impossible to save for a deposit.

So the foursome come up with a fast-track solution to the problem: live together. Sneakily split the rent and bills on a tiny one-bedroom flat for a year. But with paper-thin walls and space growing sparser by the day, which will they sacrifice first – the friendship, the relationship or the dream of buying their own property?

Matt Hartley's Deposit premiered at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in March 2015.

A newer edition of the play is also available.

Matt Hartley grew up in the Peak District and studied drama at the University of Hull. His first play Sixty Five Miles won a Bruntwood Award in the inaugural Bruntwood Competition and was produced by Paines Plough/Hull Truck. Other work for theatre includes: Deposit (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); Microcosm (Soho Theatre); Horizon (National Theatre Connections); The Bee (Edinburgh Festival); Punch (Hampstead/Heat and Light Company); Epic, Trolls, Life for Beginners (Theatre503). Radio credits include: The Pursuit (Radio 4). Television credits include: Hollyoaks.


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