“We always tried so hard to make a dent in something. To confirm our own stupid existence. Except when it really mattered.”

In a city of empty houses, a derelict mansion is reborn as seven squatters fill it with the sounds of radical politics, drunken parties and broken dreams. Trying to build a home even as others are trying to kick it down proves dangerous, and fighters and dreamers clash as a home is once again torn apart. Powerful new writing set against recession-era housing crises, Derelict questions whether raw idealism and everyday suburban reality can ever truly co-exist. 

Derelict: The Story So Far

The play began life at a Rapid Write evening at Theatre503 and was then entered into a Write a Play competition at The Hampstead Theatre. It received a full rehearsed reading in the Michael Frayn space at The Hampstead Theatre. A scene from the play was also performed as part of a site specific show case in a Regency mansion in London.