Full casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated West End transfer of the Young Vic production of The Inheritance, the new play by Matthew Lopez which will run for a strictly limited season, previewing at the Noël Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 and opening on 13 October.
Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this landmark production held its world premiere at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year where it ran for a sold-out engagement and opened to huge acclaim.
The large ensemble cast of The Inheritance 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.
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 transposes EM Forster’s novel Howards End to 21st century New York.
Lopez’s new play has set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, music by Paul Englishby, UK Casting by Julia Horan CDG and US Casting by Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA.
The production is presented by Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold. David Lan, who programmed the original production as artistic director of the Young Vic, is executive producer for the West End production.