By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Stephen Daldry | Designed by Bob Crowley
- WEST END REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR MATTHEW LOPEZ’S MAJOR NEW PLAY, WHICH HAS PREVIEW PERFORMANCES FROM 21 SEPTEMBER 2018AT THE NOËL COWARD THEATRE.
- DIRECTED BY STEPHEN DALDRY, A LARGE ENSEMBLE CAST IS CONFIRMED FOR THE WEST END AND INCLUDES ANDREW BURNAP, JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY, PAUL HILTON, SAMUEL H. LEVINE, KYLE SOLLER AND VANESSA REDGRAVE.
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 Noël Coward Theatre from Friday 21st September and opening performances on Saturday 13th October.
Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this landmark production held its world premiere at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year where it ran for a sold out engagement and opened to huge acclaim, with critics recognising Matthew Lopez’s play as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years.
The large ensemble cast of The Inheritance at the Noël Coward Theatre is now confirmed and will include: Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Riddiford, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters.
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.
Matthew Lopez’s new play is directed by Stephen Daldry with set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti & Christopher 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, is Executive Producer for the West End production.
Andrew Burnap, John Benjamin Hickey and Samuel H. Levine are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.
The Inheritance is produced by Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hunter Arnold
Co-producers: Elizabeth Dewberry and Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik , 1001 Nights Productions, Greg Berlanti, Rupert Gavin, Robert Greenblatt, Marguerite Hoffman, Mark Lee, Peter May, Oliver Roth, Scott Rudin, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Bruno Wang, Richard Winkler, Bruce Cohen/Scott M. Delman.
the Young Vic production of
By Matthew Lopez
Director Stephen Daldry
Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Jon Clark
Sound Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid
Music Paul Englishby
UK Casting Julia Horan CDG
US Casting Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA
Executive Producer David Lan
Noël Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AU
First performance: Friday 21 September 2018
Opening Night: Saturday 13 October 2018
Final Performance: Saturday 19 January 2019
Monday to Saturday at 7.15pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinee performances at 1.15pm
For full Part 1 and Part 2 performance schedule see HERE
Audio Described Performance:
Part 1: 22 November 2018
Part 2: 23 November 2018
Part 1: 08 November 2018
Part 2: 09 November 2018
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