FOLLOWING A SOLD-OUT RUN AT THE YOUNG VIC, MATTHEW LOPEZ’S MAJOR NEW TWO-PART PLAY, THE INHERITANCE, DIRECTED BY STEPHEN DALDRY, TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END.

 

Following a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Young VicMatthew Lopez’s ‘extraordinary and epic’ (Sunday Times) new play,  The Inheritance, lands in London’s West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this ‘monumental and transcendent’ (Time Out) production questions how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us.

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?

Stephen Daldry’s ‘remarkably involving production’ (Independent) 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 interlinking lives, The Inheritance is ‘an exquisitely truthful and funny modern classic’ (Telegraph) that brilliantly transposes E.M. Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York.

Director Stephen Daldry Designer Bob Crowley
Lighting Jon Clark Sound Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid Music Paul Englishby
UK Casting Julia Horan CDG US Casting Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA

‘WITTY, OUTRAGEOUS AND PIERCINGLY VIVID.’
Evening Standard
'To watch The Inheritance is to pass from engaged but detached interest into a realm of total absorption. The Inheritance instantly looks like a modern classic, perhaps the most important American play of the century so far. What’s stunning is that something so overt in its themes should make you feel you’re living and breathing the issues, not being lectured about them.'
The Daily Telegraph
'Stephen Daldry’s production is masterly, spiced with mischief and teeming with incident. It announces an intention not simply to punch home a series of significant moments but to trace the links between them: to unravel a history, and ask what one generation has passed on to the next- and whether the legacy could have been different.'
The Observer
'Matthew Lopez’s rhapsodic deep dive into the ties that bind the gay community to its past asks how to love, how to live and how to do those well, despite a legacy of damage. It’s captivating.'
The Times
'Stephen Daldry directs this gripping and often brilliant two-parter about New York's post-Aids gay generation. The plot is gripping: shimmering with excellent jokes – the experience is a bit like gorging on a classy Netflix melodrama. However, there’s a bit more to it than that. ‘The Inheritance’ is a cracking story, enjoyably told and a jolly good watch.'
TimeOut
'The Inheritance teems with life and incident: watching it is like bingewatching a box-set. It tells multiple stories. A play that, in Stephen Daldry’s crystalline production, pierces your emotional defences, raises any number of political issues and enfolds you in its narrative. '
The Guardian

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES

21 SEPTEMBER 2018 TO 5 JANUARY 2019

Monday to Saturday 7.15pm Wednesday and Saturday Matinee 1.15pm

Buy Parts 1 & Part 2 together at the same time and save £20

VIEW FULL PART 1 & PART 2 SCHEDULE HERE

Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AU