Rehearsed reading at the Finborough Theatre, London (2013)

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"That? That’s nothing. That’s just the house shifting and growing. Like a dragonfly. Like a tadpole. Metamorphosing into something new."

Generation-renters Edie and Barney missed their chance to get on the property ladder and now that the baby boomers have pulled the ladder up after them, Edie and Barney’s dream of owning their own home is fading fast.

When Edie's estranged mother suddenly dies, leaving Edie an old crumbling terrace house in one of the most desirable parts of town, it finally seems like all their grand designs are within their grasp. But with rising damp in the walls, a skeleton in every cupboard and property developers circling like vultures, are bricks and mortar really worth the high price that must be paid to secure them?

A play about the property market and the true value of your home.