The Inheritance Part 1 at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
The Inheritance Part 1 at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+. No under 10's.

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes (with two 10 minute intervals)
Opened: 21 Sep 2018
Press night: 13 Oct 2018
Booking from: 19 Jan 2019
Booking until: 19 Jan 2019

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

127 Reviews Add review

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

mickeyjotheatre 5"11', 118 reviews, 9 helpful votes

This is one amazing show. The performances from each and every actor are outstanding and the production team have really done an exceptional... More

mattharrison1 5’11”, 20 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Incredible story telling by a phenomenal cast. Part One sets the scene and still gives you the emotional 'fix' you're after. It leaves... More

albuspotter 5"11, 260 reviews, 15 helpful votes

michaelworrall 6’5”, 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This play was fantastic, the actors are great and the story is a delight. There are no significant changes in scenery but the production... More

Martin02 177cm, 94 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An absolutely incredible piece of theatre, and a real love letter to the gay community past and present. The minimal staging is used... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 81 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This was my second time seeing this masterpiece (saw it during the original Young Vic run), and it has now firmly secured its place... More

Jamb0r 178, 182 reviews, 8 helpful votes

n619 173, 47 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The best play I’ve seen in a long time, if not ever!

AlexPhillips 171cm, 81 reviews, 1 helpful vote