Play makes drama out of debt crisis

Art imitates life in a new play by Dennis Kelly called Love and Money which takes a look at the world of debt.

The topical play hits the stage as UK consumer debt spirals out of control and personal debt exceeds 1.25trillion, increasing 10.3% over the past year.

Kelly is known for identifying social trends in his plays. Love and Money is about a woman’s obsession with shopping and adopting the ‘buy now, pay later’ culture.

The story focusses on a couple’s relationship and how bad debt ultimately drives them apart.

The debt resolution industry has recently come together to form the Debt Resolution Forum as a means of self-regulation.

Debt resolution firms deal with bankruptcies, insolvencies and individual voluntary arrangements.

The Insolvency Service’s most recent report shows that the number of people applying for IVAs has more than doubled in the past 12 months.