The Inheritance Part 1 | Noel Coward Theatre

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The Inheritance Part 1

The Inheritance is a two-part play and is intended to be seen sequentially. However, each part constitutes a complete theatre-going experience on its own.

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.


'Perhaps the most important American play of the century'

The Telegraph


'Witty, outrageous and piercingly vivid.'

Evening Standard

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?


'An extraordinary epic event'

Sunday Times

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.


'Stop the clocks; the race is won. Here is the play of this year, last year and possibly next year. A work of rare beauty to make E. M. Forster proud'

Evening Standard


'Glorious. Like immersing yourself in a great novel.'

The Times


'Hell. Yeah. Five stars. A modern classic'

The Telegraph


'Spellbinding. An extraordinary, epic event.'

Sunday Times


'An essential, transformative theatrical experience. Rambunctiously funny, as intellectually rigorous as it is joyously accessible, and as thrillingly entertaining as it is deadly serious. '



'This rare theatrical offering is undoubtedly the production of the century.'

Broadway World.com

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85-88 St Martins Lane

Booking Information

The Inheritance is a 2-part event - you are currently booking for Part 1

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.


The running time of THE INHERITANCE - PART 1 is 3 hours 15 mins, with 2 intervals.

Suitable For Children

Recommended age: 14+

Children are welcome at all Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, but this may be subject to individual production age restrictions due to content. If any age restrictions for productions apply we shall advise you prior to the performance.

All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.

All patrons, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the theatre. Please ensure that any children or infants for whom you are responsible also have a valid ticket. Your child should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat. We do not allow children to be seated on an adult's lap or babes in arms.

Performance Times

Friday 21 September 2018 - Saturday 5 January 2019

Monday - Saturday: 7.15pm

Wednesday & Saturday (& Thursday 27th December): 1.15pm

Where Do I Go

85-88 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP

Tube Leicester Square (approx. 100m)

Train Charring Cross (approx. 200m)

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