The Young Vic has announced casting for its upcoming production of Matthew Lopez’s play, playing at the theatre from the 2nd March. 


Directed by Stephen Daldry (The Jungle, An Inspector Calls, Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader), The Inheritance is a play divided into two parts that examines what it is like to be a young gay man in New York, a generation after the AIDS crisis.

Casting for the production is as follows: Andrew Burnap (The Legend of Georgia McBride, Troilus and Cressida), John Benjamin Hickey (Six Degrees of Separation, The Crucible), Samuel H. Levine (A Guide for the Homesick, Alligator), Kyle Soller (Hedda Gabler,Poldark), Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Hubert Burton, Syrus Lower, Michael Marcus, Luke Thallon, Michael Walters and Vanessa Redgrave as Margaret.

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 height 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?

The creative team for the production also features design by Bob Crowley (An American in Paris, Skylight and Aladdin) with light by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and Chris Reid.

The Inheritance will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 2nd March until the 19th May. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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