The company of THE INHERITANCE, photo by Marc Brenner

The Inheritance

“Lopez’s The Inheritance, a two-play, seven-hour work exploring the reverberations of the 1980s AIDS epidemic for a new generation of gay men, is certainly epic…[Lopez] attributes the success of the play to the support offered by Williamson at Hartford Stage.”  

--Mark Ravenhill, The Sunday Times

★★★★★ – The Sunday Times, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Gay Times

★★★★— Guardian, Time Out, The Times, The Independent

“To watch The Inheritance is to pass from engaged but detached interest into a realm of total absorption before arriving at a state of emotionally shattered but elated awe… Star ratings are almost beside the point when confronted by work of this magnitude but hell, yeah, five.”

--The Telegraph 

Stop the clocks; the race is won. Here is the play of this year and last year and quite possibly next year as well.

--The Evening Standard

“pierces your emotional defences, raises any number of political issues and enfolds you in its narrative.”

--The Guardian


World Premiere by Matthew Lopez

Directed by Stephen Daldry

Young Vic/West End

Designer Bob Crowley 

Lighting Jon Clark 

Sound Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid 

Music Paul Englishby 

Associate Director Justin Martin 

Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson 

The Inheritance cast features Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Andrew Burnap, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Jack Riddiford, Kyle SollerMichael Walters and Vanessa Redgrave.

Young Vic & West End, London