""Haunting, ambitious and flawed saga""

""Beautiful as it is harrowing""

""Rare grace, truth and beauty""
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About the show

After a sold-out premiere at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s critically-acclaimed new play The Inheritance transfers to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season. Dubbed a modern classic by critics, the compelling two-part play explores the lives of generations left behind after the peak of the AIDs crisis in New York.

Transposing EM Forster’s 1910 novel Howards End into the 21st century states, The Inheritance spans generations and follows a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers and their turbulent, yet often hilarious, experiences. Through interlinked lives and stories, the production explores what it is like to be a gay man in New York.

How many words are there for pain and love? What will be their legacy? What do they owe to future generations, and to each other? The Inheritance plays in two parts, which can be seen in one day or across two evenings.

The majority of the original cast transfer from the Young Vic to the Noel Coward Theatre, with full casting including 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.

Multi-award-winning Stephen Daldry (An Inspector Calls, Billy Elliot, The Crown) directs the production, which features design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid, with music by Paul Englishby.

The Inheritance is a contemporary play that addresses a variety of important, topical issues. A must-see production for any theatregoer, The Inheritance Part 2 plays at the Noel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 to 5 January 2019, with a press night on 13 October 2018.

Who Should See It?

Those who love new writing and hard-hitting dramas should visit this production, which has received critical acclaim.

The Inheritance is recommended 14+. Under 10's will not be admitted into the venue.

Playing at

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
Seating Plan

Noel Coward Theatre seating plan

Booking period

21st Sep 2018

27th Jun 2019

19th Jan 2019

Running time

3 hours 20 minutes (with one 10 minute interval and a 5 minute pause)


Recommended 14+. No under 10's.