Young Vic Theatre announces West End transfer for Matthew Lopez’s ‘The Inheritance’

Photo by Simon Annand

Producers Sonia Friedman and Nattering Way have today announced that the Young Vic Theatre‘s hugely acclaimed World Premiere production of Matthew Lopez‘s epic, two-part modern classic, The Inheritance, will transfer to the Nöel Coward Theatre in London’s West End for a strictly limited season from 13 October 2018 to 5 January 2019 (previews from 21 September).

Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, the West End production will star many of the original Young Vic cast 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.

The Inheritance will finish its sold out run at the Young Vic Theatre on Saturday 19th May.



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 Lopez’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 Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York.


Syrus Lowe, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters in The Inheritance. Photo by Simon Annand


Playing across two parts, which can be seen either in one day or across two evenings, Matthew Lopez’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.

David Lan, who programmed the original production as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, joins as Executive Producer for the West End production.


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