Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Matt Hartley’s Deposit, a Hampstead Downstairs Original.
Directed by Lisa Spirling, 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.
Ben Addis (Edward II, Never So Good, Earthquakes In London) plays Ben, Karl Davies (Hobson’s Choice, Henry V, The Winter’s Tale) plays Sam, Natalie Dew (Human Animals, Bend It Like Beckham, Teh Internet Is A Serious Business) plays Rachel, and Nicola Kavanagh (If We Can Get Through This, RIOT and Othello) plays Melanie.
Deposit is one of three Hampstead Downstairs Originals which will open this spring. Following an initial development run at Hampstead Downstairs, the newly revised Deposit and Alligators will later open at Hampstead Theatre, and Kiss Me at Trafalgar Studios.
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 and bills, it’s impossible to save for a deposit.
So the foursome comes 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?
Writer Matt Hartley returns to Hampstead with a new version of Deposit following a sold out run Downstairs in 2015, with Director Lisa Spirling also returning to the show following Ken, Pine, Fault Lines and I Know How I Feel About Eve.
Deposit plays at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs from 11 May – 10 June, with press night on Wednesday 17 May. You can book your tickets through the venue’s website.