The Inheritance Part 2 at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
The Inheritance Part 2 at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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Please Note: The Inheritance is a two part play. The Inheritance: Part 1 tickets can be bought separately here.


Matthew Lopez’s critically-acclaimed two-parter The Inheritance transfers to London’s Noel Coward Theatre, following a recent sold-out premiere at the Young Vic. Adapting EM Forster’s novel Howards End to modern-day New York, the compelling production follows a group of young, gay men after the peak of the AIDs crisis.

Spanning the lives and stories of generations, The Inheritance sees a group of ambitious, young men who consider their relationships in light of an epidemic. How many more words are there for pain and love? What will be their legacy? All of these questions come into play in Lopez’s thrilling new script.

The majority of the British and American cast from the original run transfer with the production, with full casting including 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.

The two plays are directed by Stephen Daldry, whose credits include An Inspector Calls, Skylight, The Audience and Billy Elliot, as well as Netflix’s The Crown. The production features design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid, and music by Paul Englishby.

The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez, has also drawn comparisons to Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the biopic that was recently revived at the National Theatre and later transferred to Broadway. Focusing on the story of a young man called Eric, The Inheritance chronicles his relationship and its ups and downs.

A brand new play with an important, topical message, The Inheritance garnered wide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Playing for a strictly limited season at London’s Noel Coward Theatre, The Inheritance Part 2 plays from 21 September 2018 to 5 January 2019, with a press night on 13 October 2018.

Recommended for

Those who love detailed, engaging stories set in a modern world won’t want to pass over The Inheritance. With thought-provoking themes about love and legacy, theatregoers of all ages and backgrounds should see this two-parter.

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

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes (with one 10 minute interval and a 5 minute pause)
Opened: 21 Sep 2018
Press night: 13 Oct 2018
Booking from: 18 Jan 2019
Booking until: 19 Jan 2019

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

92 Reviews Add review

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, 161 reviews, 12 helpful votes

The play was unexpectedly funny, but even more it was emotional. I think I never cried and felt so much with characters as I did with... More

lenaw 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An outstanding production that will be remembered long into the future. Generations ahead will study this as a theatrical masterpiece,... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 77 reviews, 1 helpful vote

By the time Part Two starts, you can tell everyone in the theatre is hungry for more of this epic play, and no one is disappointed... More

albuspotter 5"11, 230 reviews, 13 helpful votes

Amazing. Although the website says both parts can be enjoyed separately, I’d say that’s not true so do make sure to see part 1 first.... More

mattharrison1 5’11”, 12 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show was terrific, don't let the length of the production deter you from watching it, I guarantee you won't forget it! The characters... More

Martin02 177cm, 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This play will go down in the history books, and theatre students will be learning about this play for generations to come. Simply... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 77 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A great piece of theatre. I felt some parts with the second part of the play dragged slightly over part one that had me captivated... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 56 reviews, 1 helpful vote

As brilliant as part one. It is very funny, very emotional and very well acted.

emilydiver 5"0, 261 reviews, 16 helpful votes