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 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?
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Number of pages: 104
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"Compelling, urgent... It's remarkable how much Hartley has packed into a lightning-quick 90 minutes. His play is a test tube, delectably colliding the personal and the political, then chucking in glances at class privilege, a sprinkling of sitcom laughs and a hefty emotional clout, too... A modest, state-of-the-nation mini-masterpiece." - The Stage
"Matt Hartley's play laces comedy with some tough philosophising... an unexpectedly moving account of how property is theft in more ways than one." - Guardian