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Kyle Soller, Paul Hilton and John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance (Photo: Simon Annand)

Young Vic’s The Inheritance makes West End transfer

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 16 May 2018

It’s become one of the must-see smash-hits of the season, and plays its final Young Vic performance this weekend. But luckily for London theatregoers, there’ll be another chance to catch Matthew Lopez’s major two-part new play, The Inheritance.

Producers Sonia Friedman and Nattering Way have today announced the production will play a strictly limited season at the West End’s Nöel Coward Theatre, beginning previews on 21 September, with an official opening performance on Saturday 13 October.

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.

Kyle Soller, Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance (Photo: Simon Annand)

Kyle Soller, Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance (Photo: Simon Annand)

Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance has made its world premiere to wide acclaim, being hailed by many as a modern classic. The show explores profound themes through the turbulent – and often hilarious – experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers.

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? What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other? Spanning decades and generations, The Inheritance brilliantly 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, Matthew Lopez’s epic new play is has set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti & 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.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday (18 May).

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