The Inheritance - The Young Vic
66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
Wow! How lucky is London to gets this amazing and stunning theatrical piece.
Covering seven-hours of drama, and split over two-parts this extraordinary play is set in New York’s present gay community and reflecting back on a gay community that unfortunately had to deal with the 1980s AIDS epidemic full on,
Sensitively directed by the super talented Stephen Daldry, the play covers what it’s like to be a young gay man in New York today and cross references that widely with EM Forster’s classic Howards End, obviously set in very different times.
Covering many emotions, it’s thought provoking, evocative, melancholic, happy, funny and poignant, with an amazing cast of a dozen very talented men and of course a fantastic cameo (in part 2 only) from the iconic Vanessa Redgrave.
With a minimalist stage the cast work hard and the overall result it breath-taking, completely merging the ambience of both past and present.
The writing, casting and production of this whole production is what can only be described as a work of art is phenomenal, if you can grab yourself tickets then do but be prepared to laugh and cry all within minutes of each other, a truly moving piece and a pleasure to witness.