Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, the Young Vic production of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez will transfer to the West End, playing a limited season at the Nöel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 to 5 January 2019 (opening on 13 October).
Lopez’s major two-part world premiere will finish its sold-out run at the Young Vic Theatre on Saturday 19 May, where it opened to huge acclaim. Critics recognised Matthew Lopez’s play as a modern classic and one of the most important plays for many years.
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.
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?
Lopez’s 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.
Playing across two parts, which can be seen either in one day or across two evenings, Lopez’s new play is directed by Daldry with set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid and music by Paul Englishby. David Lan, who programmed the original production as artistic director of the Young Vic, joins as executive producer for the West End production.