About the show
See the West End transfer of five-star, modern classic The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Following its acclaimed, sold-out run at the Young Vic in spring 2018, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance arrives at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Lopez’s The Inheritance draws attention to the specific experience of gay men in America, one generation after the AIDS crisis. It then brilliantly combines this with E.M. Forster’s Howards End.
It’s a tender but funny new play that magnetises the smallest moments of life – a kiss, a hand held by a friend – and asks why, when these intimate events are so importance to us, do we often lack the language to describe them.
This West End transfer is no surprise given the unanimous critical praise the premiere earned during its run at the Young Vic. The Sunday Times, Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph all awarded it five-stars, with the Sunday Times describing it as “an extraordinary epic event”.
The play is presented in two parts. Audiences can watch both parts on the same day or across different days.
Paul Hilton, Vanessa Redgrave and Kyle Soller lead the cast. Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus and Michael Walters also star.
Stephen Daldry directs the production. He also previously co-directed The Jungle with Justin Martin at the Young Vic. That play likewise transferred to the West End for a run at the Playhouse Theatre. The Olivier and Tony Award-winning director’s credits include both the musical and film versions of Billy Elliot.
Playwright Matthew Lopez’s best-known previous work is The Whipping Man, set in the aftermath of the American Civil War.
The Inheritance runs from 21 September 2018 – 5 January 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.