Stephen Daldry’s production of The Inheritance opens at the Noel Coward Theatre, following a successful run at the Young Vic earlier this year. Here’s what critics have said about it…
After a scorching run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance makes a well-deserved transfer into the West End.
The West End transfer of Matthew Lopez’s modern masterpiece The Inheritance, nearly seven hours of epic storytelling, is a phenomenal play which sold out when it first opened at London’s Young Vic earlier this year.
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, 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 (opening on 13 October).
The magnificent The Inheritance is an impressive play from Matthew Lopez that examines the tangled lives of a close group of gay men living in contemporary New York, charting their ups and downs, their laughs and their tragedies – all through a whopping seven-hour running time.
The Inheritance is a brave and epic piece of new writing from Matthew Lopez, taking a scalpel to contemporary gay life in New York, asking what does it mean to be a gay man today and just how much of that is owed to an inherited (and neglected) cultural legacy.
As well as being a damn clever meditation on the creative process, the writing in The Inheritance is also emotionally searing, nuanced and consistent, never glib or rushed.
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.