Three vulnerable people sharing an attic divided into ?hutches', meekly eke out an existence, but their landlord's plans forces them to choose between surrender or resistance. Hutch is a comedy with a serious message which examines the injustices and absurdities of the current housing crisis and, in particular, ?sex for rent'. The play conveys the everyday struggles of cold, hunger, noise, unfit housing, lack of privacy and exploitative landlords. There are three main characters: Svenya, a victim of domestic violence who is in hiding, working as a sex chatline operator; Bob who works in a public library and is an ex-convict; and Debbie who has run away from home. When the landlord hatches a plan to exploit Debbie, the others need to decide whether to look the other way or make a stand.