FOLLOWING A SOLD-OUT RUN AT THE YOUNG VIC, MATTHEW LOPEZ’S GRIPPING 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 Vic, Matthew 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 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.'The Daily Telegraph
'Matthew Lopez’s rhapsodic deep dive asks how to love, how to live and how to do those well. It’s captivating.'The Sunday Times
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'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
'Stephen Daldry directs this gripping 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.'Time Out
'Watching The Inheritance is like bingewatching a box-set. It tells multiple stories. It's a play that, pierces your emotional defences, raises any number of political issues and enfolds you in its narrative.'The Guardian
Production Shots from the original Young Vic Production
Images by Tristram Kenton