The Inheritance

New play, The Inheritance, surrounding the lives of a group of New Yorkers, will open in October at London’s Noel Coward Theatre. 

With previews available from 21st September, the play by Matthew Lopez will officially open on 13th October and performances will run until 19th January next year. 

Lopez’s play, which looks at the lives of a group of New Yorkers following the peak of the AIDs crisis, is being recognised as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years.

What is The Inheritance about?

The new two-part play explores profound themes through the turbulent and 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 transposes EM Forster’s novel Howards End to 21st century New York. The 1910 novel looks at social conventions and relationships in turn of the century England.

More information about the play

The production features a large ensemble cast which 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.

The play is directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry with music by Paul Englishby. The Inheritance is produced by Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hunter Arnold.

Stephen Daldry is known for his theatre, film and TV work. He is perhaps best known for directing the 2000 film Billy Eilliot.

Rehearsals are now under way for the highly anticipated West End engagement which held its world premiere at the Young Vic Theatre earlier this year where it ran for a sold-out period and opened to huge acclaim.

Group bookings are available, and GTOs should visit for details.