Producers, Sonia Friedman and Nattering Way are today delighted to announce the West End transfer of the Young Vic production of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez. Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, Lopezâ€™s major two-part world premiere will play a strictly limited season at the NÃ¶el Coward Theatre, beginning previews on 21st September with an official opening performance on Saturday 13th October.
Critics recognised Matthew Lopezâ€™s play as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years. 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 Lopezâ€™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 brilliantly transposes EM Forsterâ€™s novel â€˜Howards Endâ€™ to 21st century New York. Playing across two parts, which can be seen either in one day or across two evenings, Matthew Lopezâ€™s epic new play is directed by Stephen Daldry with set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti & Chris Reid, music by Paul Englishby, UK Casting by Julia Horan CDG and US Casting by Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA.
Running Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Noel Coward Theatre(London, )
St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4AH
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by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2018
The Inheritance, the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning 'Best Play' by Matthew Lopez, must end its strictly limited engagement at the Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 19th January. Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold present the Young Vic production which opened in the West End on Saturday 13th October to widespread critical acclaim, with reviews recognising it as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years.
by Marianka Swain - October 29, 2018
American actor Andrew Burnap is currently starring in Matthew Lopez's acclaimed The Inheritance, which debuted at the Young Vic and is now playing at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by Review Roundups - October 15, 2018
The highly anticipated West End engagement of The Inheritance is playing the Young Vic for a strictly limited season in the West End, with previews at the Noel Coward Theatre from Friday 21st September and opening performances on Saturday 13th October. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by Charlie Wilks - October 15, 2018
Set a generation after the AIDS crisis, Matthew Lopez's two part world premiere checks in with gay men living today. What does love mean in contemporary New York? How do we find our sense of belonging in a city that's so easy to get lost in? A heartbreaker from start to finish, this rare theatrical offering is undoubtedly the production of the century.
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2018
Rehearsals are now under way for the highly anticipated West End engagement of The Inheritance, the new play by Matthew Lopez. Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold proudly present the Young Vic production for a strictly limited season in the West End, with previews at the Noel Coward Theatre from Friday 21st September and opening performances on Saturday 13th October.