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The Inheritance Part 2 Tickets

The Inheritance Part 2 Tickets
The Inheritance Part 2 Tickets

About The Inheritance Part 2

Following a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s major two-part world premiere The Inheritance lands in London's West End for just fifteen weeks. Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this ‘monumental and transcendent' (Time Out) production questions how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us.

A generation after the peak of the AIDs crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for pain and for love? Stephen Daldry's ‘remarkably involving production’ (Independent) explores profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers. What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other?

Spanning generations and interlinking lives, The Inheritance is ‘an exquisitely truthful and funny modern classic’ (Telegraph) that brilliantly transposes EM Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York.

Run time

3hrs 15min (inc. interval)

Start date

28th September, 2018

End date

19th January, 2019

Categories

Age

14+

The Inheritance Part 2 cast and creative team

By: Matthew Lopez
Director: Stephen Daldry

Venue

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4AU

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551 Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

More information about The Inheritance Part 2

The second part of Matthew Lopez’s groundbreaking two-part play continues with the story of the group of young people living in New York after the AIDs epidemic. One of the central characters, Toby Darling, has written his first play, which receives success along with catastrophic problems for all concerned. It is through Toby’s story that difficult and damaging aspects of modern life are revealed. Following Walter’s death, Eric and Henry Wilcox form a strong relationship, but it becomes unclear whether it is love or grief that has led the two men to one another. Although Eric appears to be more stable than Toby, we learn that this is not the case and that despite their different choices, they have more in common than they think. They may struggle to live together, but they struggle even more without one another.

The appearance of Margaret (the only female character in the seven-hour play) offers another account of American gay history and provides a voice of hope and support in what has, by this point, become a bleak and desperate situation for the young men. This results in a harrowing, funny, emotional rollercoaster with an ultimately optimistic conclusion.

What to watch for

The play is inspired by EM Forster's “Howards End. The film version of the book featured legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave (who appears in Part 2 of the play).

The family home that inspired Forster’s novel is a Grade I listed property in Hertfordshire that dates back to the 1600s. Matthew Lopez has even paid a visit! Look out for the beautiful miniature house in the play that has many of the same characteristics.

The epic two-part play is directed by multi-award winner Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot,” “The Jungle,” “The Crown"). He wanted the play to have its world premiere as far away from New York as possible, with the goal of a U.S. transfer in 2019.

Tickets

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