The Young Vic has announced casting, including – in the sole female role – Vanessa Redgrave, for the major world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, which is directed by Stephen Daldry and runs 2 March to 19 May 2018, with a press day on 28 March.
The two-part gay epic is led by Andrew Burnap (as Toby), John Benjamin Hickey (Henry), Samuel H Levine (Adam/Leo) and Kyle Soller (Eric). They’re joined by Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Hubert Burton, Syrus Lower, Michael Marcus, Luke Thallon and Michael Walters. Vanessa Redgrave plays the role of Margaret.
The Inheritance gives a panoramic view of gay life in New York City today, a generation after the height of the AIDS crisis. Of those fears, that activism, the new communities and the new kinds of isolation, what has survived? And what does the experience of the plague years mean to the young, overflowing with life, looking for love?
This new play in two parts by Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man, The Newsroom, The Legend of Georgia Mcbride) is directed by Stephen Daldry (The Jungle, An Inspector Calls, Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader). Design is by Bob Crowley (An American in Paris, Skylight and Aladdin) with light by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid, UK casting by Julia Horan CDG and US casting by Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA.
Due to demand extra performances have been added. This production is supported by Nattering Way LLC and Sonia Friedman Productions Ltd.