Deposit: Full cast announced

Posted on 20 February 2015.

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Deposit: Full cast announced

Hampstead is delighted to announce that the cast for Matt Hartley’s Hampstead Downstairs debut is Ben Addis, Akiya Henry, Jack Monaghan and Laura Morgan.

Deposit throws a lively and topical 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: rent a tiny one bedroom flat between the four of them and split all costs 50/50. It’s only for a year after all – a piece of cake.

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?

Lighting for Deposit is by Johanna Town, Sound is designed by Richard Hammarton and the Movement Director is John Ross.

Matt Hartley’s theatre credits include the Bruntwood Award winning Sixty Five Miles (Paines Plough/ Hull Truck) and Horizon (National Theatre Connections).

Lisa Spirling returns to Hampstead Downstairs following the sell-out hit, Fault Lines in December 2013. Other Hampstead Downstairs credits include I Know How I Feel About Eve. She also directed Michael Frayn’s Here (Rose Theatre, Kingston) and Hundreds & Thousands (Soho Theatre).

Ben Addis’s previous stage work includes Edward II and Never So Good (National Theatre), Larisa And The Merchants (Arcola), Earthquakes In London (Headlong) and The Seagull and King Lear (RSC) Film Includes: Hugo, The Decoy Bride and King Lear. TV includes: The Eichmann Show, The Musketeers, Doctor Who and Lewis. Radio includes: The Georgians and Scramble (Radio 4).

Akiya Henry’s previous stage appearances include The Nutcracker and The Mouse King (Unicorn Theatre), Ten Women (Oval House Theatre), Cake and Congo (Theatre 503), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol Old Vic), Mottled Lines (Orange Tree Theatre) and Swallows and Amazons (Vaudeville Theatre).

Jack Monaghan’s theatre work includes Wendy and Peter (RSC), The Shawshank Redemption (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), War Horse (West End) and Love on the Dole (Finborough Theatre) TV includes: Noah, Black Mirror Series II and The Waldo Effect. Film includes: About Time (Working Title) and Somnambulists (Alan Mckenna).

Laura Morgan has recently graduated from RADA where plays included A Waste of Time, Our Lady of Sligo, Oh! What a Lovely War!, Entertaining Mr Sloane and The Crucible. Other theatre includes The Canterbury Tales and The Merchant of Venice (The Drill Hall). TV includes: The Hollow Crown, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Beyond the Pale and Prisoners’ Wives.

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