The Inheritance

The Inheritance

You have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.

A generation after the worst of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love?

Stephen Daldry directs this hilarious and profound heart-breaker – a major world premiere in two parts by New York playwright Matthew Lopez.

Matthew Lopez
Stephen Daldry
Bob Crowley
The Inheritance Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 2 March, 2018
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
Available from: 
Thursday, 19 April, 2018
Saturday, 5 May, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 5 May, 2018

Young Vic

66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
Venue Box Office:
020 7922 2922
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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... Read more

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Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave cast in The Inheritance at the Young Vic
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Casting has been announced for Matthew Lopez’s two-part play The Inheritance, which gets its world premiere at the Young Vic in March. Vanessa Redgrave will take on the role of Margaret in the play, which is set in present day New York, a generation after the height of the AIDS crisis. The play will star Andrew Burnap (The Legend of Georgia McBride, Geffen Playhouse) as Toby, John Benjamin Hickey (The Good Wife) as Henry, Samuel H. Levine (Elementary) as Adam/Leo and Kyle Soller as Eric.  

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