Epic Inheritance announces West End transfer

It’s one of the most talked about shows in London. Now the Young Vic’s seven hour production of The Inheritance is transferring to the West End.

The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez and directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, will play a limited season at the Nöel Coward Theatre, beginning previews on September 21 with an official opening performance on October 13.

The Inheritance will finish its sold out run at the Young Vic Theatre on May 19, where it opened to huge acclaim. Critics have recognised the play as a modern classic and one of the most important plays for 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 Lopez’s 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.

The production plays across two parts, which can be seen either in one day or across two evenings.

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.

The Inheritance runs from September 21 – January 5.

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