HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT

Deposit

By MATT HARTLEY
Directed by LISA SPIRLING

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes without an interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

Well today is a brave day, friends are uniting. To help each other’s dreams come true

Downstairs

12 Mar - 11 Apr 2015
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

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 Hampstead Downstairs debut 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. His 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 sell out hit Fault Lines (2014) and I Know How I Feel About Eve (2013). Other credits include Michael Frayn’s Here(Rose Theatre, Kingston) and Hundreds & Thousands (Soho Theatre).

Click here to listen to Matt Hartley talk about Deposit on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row (from 20:48)

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes without an interval

Artistic team

WRITER

MATT HARTLEY

DIRECTOR

LISA SPIRLING

DESIGNER

POLLY SULLIVAN

LIGHTING

JOHANNA TOWN

MOVEMENT

JOHN ROSS

SOUND

RICHARD HAMMARTON

Cast

Deposit: Full cast announced

Posted on 20 February 2015

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: An interview with Matt Hartley

Posted on 19 February 2015

Deposit Writer Matt Hartley talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor, Susie Benson, about the inspiration behind his new play and the allure of London

A Cup of Tea with... Deposit Director Lisa Spirling

Posted on 19 February 2015

We catch Lisa Spirling between rehearsals to chat about Deposit, returning to Hampstead Downstairs and life advice.

First five performances: All tickets £5
Full price: £12
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free

Video and Image Gallery

Laura Morgan (Melanie), Jack Monaghan (Sam), Akiya Henry (Rachel) and Ben Addis (Ben) Laura Morgan (Melanie), Jack Monaghan (Sam), Akiya Henry (Rachel) and Ben Addis (Ben)
Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Akiya Henry (Rachel) Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Akiya Henry (Rachel)
Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Jack Monaghan (Sam) Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Jack Monaghan (Sam)
Akiya Henry (Rachel) and Ben Addis (Ben) Akiya Henry (Rachel) and Ben Addis (Ben)
Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Jack Monaghan (Sam) Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Jack Monaghan (Sam)
Ben Addis (Ben) and Akiya Henry (Rachel) Ben Addis (Ben) and Akiya Henry (Rachel)
Jack Monaghan (Sam), Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Ben Addis (Ben) Jack Monaghan (Sam), Laura Morgan (Melanie) and Ben Addis (Ben)