The Inheritance: Part 1 Tickets

Noel Coward Theatre St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
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Valid for Monday-Friday performances on selected price bands until 30 Nov

Book by 30 Nov 2018.
Important Info
The Inheritance: Part 1 Child Policy 

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. 


Content

Contains male nudity and themes of a sexual nature.


Important Information

This show consists of 2 parts and is intended to be seen sequentially. 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 Timings
Monday - 19:15
Tuesday - -
Wednesday 13:15 -
Thursday - 19:15
Friday - -
Saturday 13:15 -
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book The Inheritance: Part 1 Tickets

Over the years the Young Vic has been the home of innovative shows and this has been true in 2018 as it has provided the stage for American writer Matthew Lopez and his play The Inheritance, which takes audiences to New York City as we follow the intersecting stories of those in the city’s gay community.

That show has impressed critics and audiences alike and with that in mind it is no wonder it has now been chosen for the latest production to set up shop at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre. It will run at its new home from September 2018 with cast members like Kyle Soller retaining their roles and direction provided by the acclaimed Stephen Daldry.

The Inheritance introduces us to members of the gay community in New York, including Eric, a young gay Jewish man who must navigate a new world in a city that has previously been ravished by the AIDS crisis.

Soller plays Eric alongside Andrew Burnap as Toby, with other returning cast members like Robert Boulter, Hugo Bolton, Hubert Burton, John Benjamin Hickley, Paul Hilton, Samuel H Levine, Syrud Lowe, Michael Marcus and Michael Walters. Audiences will also be interested to know that Vanessa Redgrave also reprises her small role for the West End transfer.

Writer Matthew Lopez has penned an array of well-received shows over the years and whilst it has been staged in London before, his best known productions have been stateside, such as the New York production The Whipping Man.

With The Inheritance he has found huge success in the UK, however, particularly with such an impressive cast and creative team. Kyle Soller, for example, has previously tread the boards of the Young Vic Theatre, with other credits including TV’s Poldark, plus Hedda Gabler and Edward II at the National Theatre, Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre and The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Theatre.

So in what is a busy year for the Noël Coward Theatre – as both Quiz and The Lieutenant Of Inishmore both appear – The Inheritance runs at the West End venue from Saturday 13th October 2018 (previews from Friday 21st September 2018).


The Inheritance: Part 1 Synopsis

What is it like to be a young gay man in New York a generation after the peak of the AIDs epidemic? What does it mean to stand on the shoulders of those who have come before you? What is owed to the future and the people around you? How many words are there for pain and for love?

Spanning generations and countless interlinking lives, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes E.M. Forster’s novel ‘Howards End’ to 21st century New York in an achingly tender critically-acclaimed two-part drama.


The Inheritance: Part 1 Child Policy 

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.


Content

Contains male nudity and themes of a sexual nature.


Important Information

This show consists of 2 parts and is intended to be seen sequentially. 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.

Important information

Running time
3hr 15min (inc. interval)
Booking Until
Sat, 5 January 2019
Cast

The Inheritance: Part 1 Cast

With Hugo Bolton
Robert Boulter
Andrew Burnap
Hubert Burton
John Benjamin Hickey
Paul Hilton
Samuel H. Levine
Syrus Lowe
Michael Marcus
Vanessa Redgrave
Kyle Soller
Luke Thallon
Michael Walters


Creative Team

By Matthew Lopez

Inspired By The Novel Howards End by E. M. Forster

Direction Stephen Daldry

Design Bob Crowley

Light Jon Clark

Sound Paul Arditti & Chris Reid

Music Paul Englishby

UK Casting Julia Horan CDG

US Casting Jordan Thaler CSA & Heidi Griffiths CSA

Associate Director Justin Martin

Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson

Dialect William Conacher

Fights Terry King

Jerwood Assistant Director Sadie Spencer
Reviews

The Inheritance: Part 1 Critics & Reviews

***** 'Witty, outrageous and deeply moving' The Evening Standard

***** 'Perhaps the most important American play of the century so far' The Telegraph

**** 'Stephen Daldry’s crystalline production, pierces your emotional defences' The Guardian

**** 'Extraordinarily accomplished acting' The Independent

**** 'An epic work. Stephen Daldry directs superbly. I fell for it.' The Times

**** 'Transcendent' Time Out

**** 'What a class act. Phenomenally good acting.' The Daily Mail

**** 'Terrifically satisfying' WhatsOnStage

**** 'Exquisitely pitched. An incredible feat.' The Stage

***** 'Vast in its emotional scope. It covers the whole gamut of gay men’s lives' Gay Times

***** 'Stephen Daldry's masterly production in Bob Crowley's beautiful design is stunningly moving' London Theatre
Venue Info

Noel Coward Theatre

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

VIEW SEATING PLAN

Noel Coward Theatre

Address: 85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Capacity: 872


The Noël Coward Theatre opened on 12th March 1903. Back then it was named the New Theatre. Designed by W. G. R. Sprague, who designed several West End theatres, the exterior takes on a classical style, with a lavish interior in a Rococo style. The theatre was commissioned by Sir Charles Wyndham who’s other theatre, the Wyndham’s Theatre, sits behind the Noël Coward. A major refurbishment took place in 2006, though most of the theatres original features and design have been retained, and it is notable for its use of white and gold in its interior, and the portrait medallions that line the walls, depicting French Kings and Queens.

In 1973 the theatre’s name was changed from the New Theatre to the Albery Theatre, as a tribute to the theatre’s long-serving manager Sir Bronson Albery. Sir Cameron Mackintosh acquired the theatre through his company, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, in 2005 and renamed the theatre the Noël Coward Theatre in memory of the famous playwright, who had also appeared at the theatre in 1920 in the first play of his to be performed in the West End, I’ll Leave It To You.

The theatre famously played host to two theatre companies whose theatres were destroyed during the Blitz – the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells both performed at the theatre until their new theatres were built in the 1950s. The theatre also played host to the premiere of Lionel Bart’s world famous musical Oliver! The show was a huge success, running for 2,618 performances.

Several notable actors have appeared in productions at the theatre, including Roger Rees, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart and Jim Broadbent.


Seating

The auditorium has four levels - Stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony.

The Stalls offers excellent views throughout, with the Royal Circle overhang only affecting the view from seats in Row S onwards. The raking of the seat isn't noticable in the front 5 rows, but the high setting of the stage allows for good views.

The view from the Royal Circle is completely unobstructed and the seating is well raked.

The Grand Circle is set fairly high, but again offers unobstructed views of the stage. The legroom is slightly narrow, however.

Whilst the Balcony is very high, the seats are well raked and comfortable with a good amount of legroom.


Infra-red system
with 12 headsets. Deposit required. Collect headsets from centre desk in foyer - reserve by calling box office. Induction loop at box office.

Guide dogs allowed inside the auditorium, or they can be looked after by theatre staff (maximum 2). Please ask when booking.

There is a ramp (gradient 30-40%, handrail on right-hand side) through the second side EXIT door on St Martin’s Court. Box M (door 68cm wide) has 2 spaces for wheelchair/scooter users, or 1 wheelchair user and a companion. Companions can also be seated in the Royal Circle. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat in Royal Circle. 2 wheelchairs and 2 scooters maximum. Wheelchairs stored in the cloakroom, scooters in the foyer. Groups should ring in advance.

Women’s off the foyer with 2 steps up inside the door. Men’s off the foyer. More at Stalls, Grand Circle and Balcony levels.

No adapted toilet, but customers are welcome to use the toilet in the Duke of York's (approx 100m). You may also be able to use the Men’s toilet which is off the foyer - staff will clear this for you.

Seats with the most legroom are H5, H6, H24, H25 in the Royal Circle and A8, A22, E25 F4 and all of row AA in the Stalls.

3 licensed bars. Drinks and ice-creams can be brought into the auditorium. Pit bar 3 steps up from the back of Stalls. Stalls bar 18 steps down from foyer. Grand Circle bar 30 steps up from foyer. All have moveable seats.

Public phone/credit card telephone to the right of the foyer through a door.


Facilities At Noel Coward Theatre 

Seat plan: Noel Coward Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible

Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern
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)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
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.
 

Photos

The Inheritance: Part 1 Photo Gallery