The Inheritance

The Inheritance

4.7 (19) · New Writing, Contemporary

A major world premiere in two parts by New York playwright Matthew Lopez.


You have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.

A generation after the worst of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love?

You can book to see parts 1 and 2 separately on weekday evenings or see both parts in one day on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

Each part forms a separate 3 hour performance. Each part is coherent on its own but the 2 parts together tell a single story. There will be a number of opportunities to see both parts on a single day. Ms Redgrave appears only in the second part.

Critic reviews

...gripping, glib and often brilliant...

Time Out

This is quite something.

The Guardian

The Inheritance sweeps you up completely.

Whats On Stage

Extraordinarily accomplished acting.

The Independent

Perhaps the most important American play of the century so far.

The Telegraph

...ambitious, moving and compelling.

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 2 Mar - Sat 19 May, 7.15pm & 1.15pm


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