by Matt Hartley

Directed by Martin Mulgrew

Evenings at 7.30
Wednesday 3rd - Saturday 6th April and Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th April
Matinées at 3.00 : Saturdays 6th and 13th April

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

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 for a year splitting the rent and bills on a tiny one bedroom flat. 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 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.

'A mini-masterpiece' **** The Stage

'The mini kitchen sink drama that 21st century society needs' **** Culture Whisper
'Fabulous' **** London Theatre 1
'A quiet scorcher' **** The Arts Desk

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Rachel : Chloe Ledger
Ben : Adam Hampton-Matthews
Melanie : Sims Witherspoon
Sam : Iskander Javed


Production Team

Director : Martin Mulgrew
Set Design : Laurence Tuerk
Costume Design : Sheila Burbidge
Lighting Design : Alan Wilkinson
Stage Managers : Ann Watchorn and Alison Liney

This is Chloe Ledger's second performance with the Tower after re-joining in late 2017; she appeared in 1984 last year. She has trained with various acting coaches across London and the North of England, honing a wide set of practices. Outside of the Tower Chloe has mainly focused on film and has gained experience both on and off the camera. The last year saw Chloe lend herself to her second passion, writing. Chloe's first short play was performed at Wilton's Music Hall in 2017.
Deposit is Adam Hampton-Matthews's seventh appearance for the Tower Theatre having joined back in 2014. Previous roles include Christophe and Francis Weston in Wolf Hall, Ned in Nell Gwynn, Edgar in King Lear, Lomax in Major Barbara, George in Sons of Paradise and numerous roles in the award winning production of The Producers, also at the Minack. Other credits include Lawrence in Calendar Girls, Uncle Max in The Sound of Music, Warbucks in Annie and Leaf in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Sims Witherspoon is thrilled to appear in her second Tower show after her debut as Viv in Di and Viv and Rose. Other credits include Lysistrata (Lysistrata), Hamlet (Ophelia), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (The Player) and Grease (Frenchy). When not on stage, Sims works for artificial intelligence company DeepMind on climate change mitigation.
Iskander Javed is taking part in his first production with the Tower Theatre. He trained with the National Youth Theatre and has a BA in Drama. Recent theatre productions include playing Eric in The Old Country and Valère in Tartuffe (both with the Theatre in the Square Company) and appearing in three productions with City Academy's Actor's Company, in The Tempest (as Sebastian), Buckets and Grimm Tales.
Martin Mulgrew is Artistic Director of the Tower. Last year, he appeared as Henry VIII in the Tower's production of Wolf Hall and he directed To Kill a Mockingbird. In 2017, he directed The Importance of Being Earnest which toured to the U.S.A. and in 2013 his play Entertaining Mr Orton was chosen as a Tower production for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.