West End Transfer Of The Inheritance Announced

Following a critically-acclaimed sell-out season at The Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s play The Inheritance has announced it will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018.

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Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Heritance at the Young Vic. Photo: Simon Annand

Producers Sonia Friedman and Nattering Way have announced the West End transfer of The Inheritance directed by Stephen Daldry.

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.

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.

The Inheritance can be seen either in one day or across two evenings.  The Inheritance has set and costume designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid, music by Paul Englishby, UK Casting by Julia Horan CDG and US Casting by Jordan Thaler CSA and Heidi Griffiths CSA.

David Lan who programed the original production as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, joins as Executive Producer for the West End production.

The Inheritance runs at the Noel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 to 5 January 2019.


Read our review of The Inheritance at the Young Vic

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