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The Inheritance Part 1 Tickets

Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez’s critically-acclaimed two-part play The Inheritance, transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre after a sold-out premiere at the Young Vic. A compelling new play that explores the lives of the generation left behind after the peak of the New York AIDs crisis, the critically-acclaimed production has been dubbed a modern classic.

Please Note: The Inheritance is a two part play. The Inheritance: Part 2 tickets can be bought separately here.


Matthew Lopez’s compelling new two-part play The Inheritance transfers to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, following a premiere at the Young Vic that garnered acclaim from audiences and critics alike. With the production split over two performances, the play can be seen in one day or across two evenings.

Taking place in New York, The Inheritance follows the generation after the AIDS crisis, examining what life is like for gay men in the 21st century. Presenting the stories of a group of young, ambitious men, the play has been compared to Tony Kushner’s epic Angels in America and EM Forster’s novel Howards End.

Focusing on the character of Eric, a young man engaged to Toby, the story follows their turbulent, yet often hilarious experiences. As always, relationships are never easy. Love and legacy are both prominent themes in Matthew Lopez’s important story.

Many of the original British and American cast transfer with the production, with full casting featuring 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 directs, with credits included Artistic Directorship at the Royal Court and Gate Theatre, as well as productions of An Inspector Calls, The Audience and Billy Elliot. The production features set and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid, with music by Paul Englishby.

With the praise for the original run and its appeal to younger audiences, The Inheritance is the thrilling, funny and electrifying new play from the Young Vic. Playing a strictly limited season at London’s Noel Coward Theatre, The Inheritance Part 1 plays from 21 September 2018 to 5 January 2019, with a press night on 13 October 2018.

Sorry this show closed 19 January 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
19 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
Running time:
3 hours and 15 minutes including an 2 intervals.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 14+. No under 10's.
Audience Notes:
Audiences looking for plays about queer culture, current new writing and epic theatrical events will want to make sure they catch both parts of The Inheritance.

Latest Audience Reviews

The Inheritance is the single most incredible play I've ever seen in years of going to the theatr... More

Incredible story telling by a phenomenal cast. Part One sets the scene and still gives you the em... More

This was an incredibly emotional and moving show with an important story to tell. The ensemble is... More

This is one amazing show. The performances from each and every actor are outstanding and the prod... More

Very well-presented, interesting and with an important message. It was definitely too long and th... More

This play was fantastic, the actors are great and the story is a delight. There are no significan... More

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