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The Inheritance transfers to the West End

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s major two-part world premiere The Inheritance is transferring to the West End – to the Noel Coward Theatre where it runs from September 21, 2018 to January 5, 2019.

Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance questions how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us.

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? Stephen Daldry’s production 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 interlinking lives, The Inheritance transposes EM Forster’s novel Howards End to 21st century New York.

The cast includes 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 is designed by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid and music by Paul Englishby.

The production contains male nudity and themes of a sexual nature and is therefore suitable for ages 14+.

For full performance schedule, click here.

Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, starring Aidan Turner, continues at the Noel Coward Theatre until September 8, 2018.