The Inheritance transfers to the West End following its sold out run at the Young Vic

Kyle Soller, Samuel H. Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

We are delighted to announce that The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez will continue its journey with a West End transfer this autumn.

Directed by Stephen Daldry, Lopez’s major two-part world premiere will play a strictly limited season at the Nöel Coward Theatre, beginning previews on 21st September.

The Inheritance will finish its sold out run here at the Young Vic Theatre on Saturday 19th May, where it opened to huge acclaim. Critics recognised Matthew Lopez’s play as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years.

The majority of the original Young Vic cast will transfer with the production, including: Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe,  Michael Marcus,  Vanessa Redgrave,  Kyle Soller and Michael Walters

The Inheritance will run at the Nöel Coward Theatre from 21 September 2018 – 5 January 2019. Tickets are on sale now via TodayTix.

Within Reach | A Taking Part community response to The Inheritance

“It’s been a wonderfully rewarding process. Not only have I learnt how to awaken my body through movement, but I’ve learnt that speech isn’t always needed to create a powerful, emotive performance.”

Created by a group of individuals who have a relationship to HIV and/or AIDS, Within Reach was inspired by the themes found within Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance.

This poignant response piece used movement to physically explore participants experiences, memories, challenges and beliefs over the course of two months.

Within Reach image © Leon Puplett

Director Grace Gibson, supported through the Jerwood Assistant Director Programme at the Young Vic, told us more about this work:

“The topic of HIV and AIDS is huge and means different things to different people. We can only speak (or in this case move) from our own experiences. Each individual has brought their own story and energy to the process and it has been a true collaboration.”

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One of our amazing participants, Jill, recorded a poem alongside Sound Designer George Dennis as a personal reflection of her time working with us. Listen here:

Our Director Grace went on to explain why she chose movement as the means to tell the story:

“This is the first time the full group have used movement as a form of self-expression. Through exercises involving trust, contact and improvisation the company created a safe and generous environment in which they allowed each other to openly share and take risks.”

You can read some audience responses to the piece here:

 

 

 

★★★★★ ‘Witty, outrageous and deeply moving’ | The Inheritance Reviews

The company of The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

The reviews are in for The Inheritance and critics and audiences alike are loving about it. This hilarious and profound two part world premiere by Matthew Lopez opened last night at the Young Vic.

★★★★★
“Witty, outrageous and deeply moving”
The Evening Standard | Read the full review

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“Perhaps the most important American play of the century so far”
The Telegraph | Read the full review

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“Stephen Daldry’s crystalline production pierces your emotional defenses”
The Guardian | Read the full review

★★★★
“An epic work. Stephen Daldry directs superbly. I fell for it.”
The Times| Read the full review

Kyle Soller, Paul Hilton and John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

★★★★
“Extraordinarily accomplished acting”
The Independent | Read the full review

★★★★
“Transcendent”

Time Out | Read the full review

★★★★
“What a class act.  Phenomenally good acting.”

The Daily Mail | Read the full review

★★★★★
“Exquisitely pitched. An incredible feat”
The Stage | Read the full review

★★★★★
“Vast in its emotional scope. It covers the whole gamut of gay men’s lives”
Gay Times | Read the full review

The Inheritance runs at the Young Vic until 19 May. Availability is limited.
Click here to book now.

Syrus Lowe, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

The Inheritance | Audience Responses

We’ve been blown away with the brilliant responses to the first few previews of Part 1 & 2 of The Inheritance.

Inspired by the novel ‘Howards End’ by E.M. Forster, The Inheritance asks what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? This hilarious and profound heart-breaker runs at the Young Vic until 19 May.

See what audiences have been saying on social media and book your tickets now.

Syrus Lowe, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon AnnandSyrus Lowe, Kyle Soller & Michael Marcus. Photo by Simon Annand.
Kyle Soller, Samuel H. Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon AnnandKyle Soller, Samuel H. Levine & Andrew Burnap. Photo by Simon Annand.
Kyle Soller, Paul Hilton and John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon AnnandKyle Soller, Paul Hilton & John Benjamin Hickey. Photo by Simon Annand.
Samuel H. Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon AnnandSamuel H. Levine & Andrew Burnap. Photo by Simon Annand.

The Inheritance runs at the Young Vic until 19 May. Stephen Daldry directs this hilarious and profound world premiere in two parts by New York playwright Matthew Lopez.

Book tickets: https://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-inheritance

The Inheritance | Production Photos

Take a first look at The Inheritance at the Young Vic. We have production photos from Part One.

A generation after the height of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York?

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

Book tickets: https://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-inheritance

Photo credit: Simon Annand

Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

John Benjamin Hickey and Paul Hilton in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

John Benjamin in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Kyle Soller in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Kyle Soller in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Andrew Burnap and Kyle Soller in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Andrew Burnap and Kyle Soller in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

The company of The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

The Company of The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

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The company of The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Kyle Soller, Paul Hilton and John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Kyle Soller, Paul Hilton and John Benjamin Hickey in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Paul Hilton in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Paul Hilton in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Kyle Soller, Samuel H. Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Kyle Soller, Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Robert Boulter and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Robert Boulter and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Samuel H. Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Samuel H Levine and Andrew Burnap in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Syrus Lowe, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters in The Inheritance at the Young Vic © Simon Annand

Syrus Lowe, Kyle Soller and Michael Walters in The Inheritance at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

The Inheritance | Rehearsal Photos

Take a look inside the rehearsal room for The Inheritance. This major new play by Matthew Lopez is directed by Stephen Daldry and previews at the Young Vic from 2 March.

A generation after the height of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? Inspired by E.M. Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’, The Inheritance is a hilarious and profound play in two parts.

See both parts from just £20. Find out more on our website.

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Syrus Lowe, Paul Hilton, Kyle Soller, Michael Walters, Michael Marcus and Hubert Burton in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Kyle Soller and Vanessa Redgrave in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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The company in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Paul Hilton and John Benjamin Hickey in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Andrew Burnap, Paul Hilton and Kyle Soller in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Kyle Soller, Michael Walters and Paul Hilton in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Michael Marcus, Matthew Lopez and Michael Walters in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Samuel H. Levine in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Andrew Burnap in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Hubert Burton in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Hugo Bolton in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Matthew Lopez in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Michael Walters, Paul Hilton and Michael Walters in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Robert Boulter in rehearsals for The Inheritance

 

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Stephen Daldry in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Hugo Bolton and Syrus Lowe in rehearsals for The Inheritance

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Hugo Bolton, Syrus Lowe, Robert Boulter & Luke Thallon in rehearsals for The Inheritance

The Inheritance runs at the Young Vic from 2 Mar – 19 May. Tickets available from £10. Click here to find out more and book now.

📸 Photos by Simon Annand

The Inheritance cast & extension announced

We are thrilled to announce today the company of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, a major world premiere in two parts directed by Stephen Daldry.

Andrew Burnap and John Benjamin Hickey will play the roles of Toby and Henry respectively, whilst Samuel H. Levine and Kyle Soller will join them in the roles of Adam/Leo and Eric.

Joining them is Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Hubert Burton, Paul HiltonSyrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Luke Thallon and Michael Walters.

We are delighted to welcome Vanessa Redgrave back to the Young Vic to play the role of Margaret.

Find out more about our new company below.

Due to popular demand, we are also very excited to have added extra performances. The Inheritance now runs 2 March – 19 May. For the full schedule and to book your tickets for parts 1 & 2, head to the production page now.


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Hugo Bolton | Jasper / Young Man 7
Theatre includes: Texas Tax Man (Vault Festival 2017); Love Me Do (Watford Palace Theatre); Travesti (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh); Then Silence (Platform Theatre); Perfect Match (Watford Palace Theatre); Billy Budd (Southwark Playhouse) and Electra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drama Centre London)
Television includes: Marcella
Film includes: The Spy Who Dumped Me, Wasp and The Swimming Pool Library

 

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Robert Boulter | Young Man 5 / Toby’s Agent
Theatre includes:
Revolt. She said. Revolt again., The Ant and the Cicada, I Can Hear You (RSC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wirksworth Festival); The Merchant Of Venice (Derby Live); The Odyssey, Karamazoo (Natonal Theatre); How To Curse (Bush Theatre); Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship, An Island Far From Here (Cottlesloe National Theatre); Mercury Fur (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Herons (Royal Court)
Television includes:
Evidence, Doctors, Father Brown, Casualty, Survivors, Waking The Dead and The Long Firm
Film includes:
Star Wars Episode Vii – The Force Awakens, Genesis, Mark, Some Things Mean Something, Mercenaries, Donkey Punch and Daylight Robbery

andrew burnap.jpgAndrew Burnap | Toby Darling
Theatre includes: The Legend of Georgia McBride (Geffen Playhouse);This Day Forward (Vineyard Theatre); Troilus and Cressida, King Lear (Public Theater/Delacorte); Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Repertory Theatre); Once Five Years Pass, Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and Two Gentlemen of Verona, Kiss Me Kate, Coriolanus, All’s Well That Ends Well (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)
Upcoming film includes: A Star Is Born, Spare Room and The Chaperone

hubert burton.pngHubert Burton | Young Henry / Young Man 3
Theatre includes: The Deep Blue Sea, Waste (National Theatre) and She Stoops to Conquer (Theatre Royal Bath)
Television includes: The Last Post, Jekyll and Hyde, UKIP: The First One Hundred Days, The Outcast, Holby City and The Passing Bells
Film includes: Their Finest and Testament of Youth

John Benjamin Hickey.jpgJohn Benjamin Hickey | Henry Wilcox
Theatre includes: Six Degrees of Separation (Ethel Barrymore Theatre); The Normal Heart (John Golden Theatre – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play); Mary Stuart (Broadhurst Theater); The Crucible (Virginia Theatre); Cabaret (Henry Miller’s Theatre/Studio 54); and Love! Valor! Compassion! (Walter Kerr Theater)
Television includes: The Good Wife, Manh(a)ttan, The Big C (Emmy Nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Modern Family, Hannibal, Law and Order, and Sex and the City.
Film includes: Mapplethorpe (upcoming), Hostiles, Forever My Girl,  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Barry, Tallulah, Truth, Infamous, The Taking of Pelham 123, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Flags of Our Fathers and Pitch Perfect

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Young Vic includes: The Cherry Orchard, The Daughter-in-Law
Theatre includes: Mosquitoes, Peter Pan, wonder.land, The President of an Empty Room, Mourning Becomes Electra, Three Sisters, The Oresteia (National Theatre); Anatomy of a Suicide, Terrorism, Mountain Language (Royal Court); Romersholm, The Storm (Almeida); Dr Dee (ENO); All New People, Riflemind, In Celebration (Duke of York’s); Dr Faustus, As You Like It (Globe); Polar Bears, The Wild Duck (Donmar); The Mysteries, Romeo and Juliet (RSC)
Television includes: Grantchester, A Very English Scandal, Silk, Twenty Twelve, Casualty 1909, True, Dare, Kiss
Film includes: Lady Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, London Road, Swansong, Edge & Klimt.

Samuel H. Levine.jpgSamuel H. Levine | Adam / Leo / Young Man 1
Theatre includes: A Guide for the Homesick (Huntington Theatre Company); Alligator (New Georges Theater) and Kill Floor (Lincoln Center Theater)
Television includes: Bull, Elementary, Red Oaks, and Big Dogs
Film includes: The Transfiguration

 

Syrus Lowe.jpgSyrus Lowe | Tristan / Young Man 6
Theatre includes: Saint Joan (Donmar Warehouse); Henry V (Regent’s Park); Walking the Tightrope (Underbelly); Fast Cuts & Snapshots (Oran Mor); The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn Theatre); Fragile (Southwark Theatre / Soho Theatre, Theatre Uncut / Paterson’s Land); The President and the Pakistani (Waterloo East Theatre); Six Books (Bush Theatre); Macbeth (Liverpool Everyman); The Charming Man (Theatre 503) and Earthquakes in London (National Theatre)
Television includes: Holby City, The Living and the Dead, The Five, Critical, DCI Banks, Talking to the Dead, Doctors, Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet, Ashes to Ashes and The Bill

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Michael Marcus | Jason/Young Man 2
Theatre includes: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company), Richard II (Donmar Warehouse), Jumpy (Royal Court)
Television includes: Siblings, Lucan, Ripper Street, The White Queen and Misfits
Film includes: Their Finest, The Theory of Everything, The Physician and The Invisible Woman

 

Kyle Soller.jpgKyle Soller | Eric Glass / Young Man 9
Young Vic includes: The Government Inspector, The Glass Menagerie
Theatre includes:
Hedda Gabler, Edward II (National Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (American Airlines Theatre); Long Day’s Journey into Night (Apollo, for which he was nominated for an Olivier award for Best Supporting Actor); The Faith Machine (Royal Court); The Glass Menagerie (Salisbury Playhouse/UK tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe/UK tour)
Television includes: Bounty Hunters, The Trip to Spain, American Odyssey, An Inspector Calls, Silent Witness, You, Me and the Apocalypse, Poldark, The Hollow Crown and Bad Education
Film includes:
Marrowbone, The Titan, The Fifth Estate, The Keeping Room and Anna Karenina.
Kyle was awarded the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

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Luke Thallon | Young Walter / Young man 4
Theatre includes: Albion (Almeida Theatre – nominated for the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award); Misalliance (Orange Tree Theatre); Bent (National Theatre) and Out There (Riverside Studios)
Film includes: The Favourite

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Michael Walters | Jason 2 / Young Man 8
Young Vic includes: If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Theatre includes: Death of a Salesman (Royal & Derngate & UK Tour); The Drunken City (19th Street Productions); In the Jungle of Cities (Arcola); A Thousand Miles of History (Bussey Building); and Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse)
Film includes: Now You See Me: The Second Act, About Time, and Better Than Happy

 

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Vanessa Redgrave | Margaret 

The Inheritance runs at the Young Vic 2 March – 19 May. You can book to see parts 1 and 2 separately on weekday evenings or see both parts in one day on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Find out more and book now.