During one of the intervals for The Inheritance, newly transferred from the Young Vic where it premiered in March to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, I ran into Martin Sherman, who wrote one of the great gay plays of my lifetime in Bent, a shattering account of gay life (and death) in a Nazi concentration camp. Read more
The play has been described as Howards End-meets-Angels in America as it examines what life is like to be part of the gay community on New York a generation after the AIDS crisis. It focuses on two couples, one older, one younger, as they live through the consequences of the struggles faced by the generation before them.
Directed by Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance is at the Noel Coward Theatre from 21st September until 5th January and tickets are on sale now. Tickets for part two of The Inheritance are available here.
Stage legend Vanessa Redgrave features in the cast of the production (appearing in part two) which also includes Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap, John Benjamin Hickey and Paul Hilton from the original Young Vic run.
In a five-star review of the original production for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton described the piece as ‘a play full of convincing feeling and legible fears, set in a landscape that embraces both the privileged and the dispossessed’.
The Inheritance Tickets are available now.
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Our Review of The Inheritance: Part 1
A week ago, I spent nearly eight hours re-visiting the National's lavish and exhilarating production of Tony Kushner's 1990s epic Angels in America on Broadway, a play that swirls, swoops and swaggers over a moment of great crisis for the gay community in America as it chronicles the emerging AIDS epidemic in the previous decade. And now back in London, I spent over seven hours at the Young Vic, watching another gay epic, The Inheritance, that picks up where Angels left off and... Read more