The Inheritance concluded its sold-out run at the Young Vic Theatre on Saturday 19th May, where it opened to huge acclaim. Critics recognised Matthew Lopez’s play as a modern classic and one of the most important plays for many years.
The Inheritance is to transfer to the Nöel Coward Theatre where it will run from Friday 21st September 2018, with Opening Night on Saturday 13th October 2018 and the final performance on Saturday 5th January 2019.
A generation after the peak of the AIDs crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for pain and for love? Matthew Lopez’s major new two-part play explores profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers. What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other?
Spanning generations and many interlinking lives, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes EM Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York.
Playing across two parts, which can be seen either in one day or across two evenings, Matthew Lopez’s epic new play is directed by Stephen Daldry with set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti & Chris Reid, music by Paul Englishby, UK Casting by Julia Horan CDG and US Casting by Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA.
David Lan, who programmed the original production as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, joins as Executive Producer for the West End production.
The large ensemble cast of The Inheritance at the Noël Coward Theatre is now confirmed and will include: Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Riddiford, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters.
The majority of the original Young Vic cast will transfer with the production, including: Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Vanessa Redgrave, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters.
Andrew Burnap, John Benjamin Hickey and Samuel H. Levine are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.
Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions, Hunter Arnold, 1001 Nights Productions, Bruce Cohen, Elizabeth Dewberry, Rupert Gavin, Robert Greenblatt, Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Mark Lee, Peter May, Scott Rudin, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Bruno Wang, Richard Winkler
present the Young Vic production of
By Matthew Lopez
Director Stephen Daldry
Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Jon Clark
Sound Paul Arditti & Chris Reid
Music Paul English
UK Casting Julia Horan CDG
US Casting Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA
Executive Producer David Lan
Nöel Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AP
First performance: Friday 21st September 2018
Opening Night: Saturday 13th October 2018
Final Performance: Saturday 5th January 2019