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The Inheritance

17 January - 11 February

fortyfivedownstairs presents

The Inheritance by Matthew López

17 January – 11 February 2024 (If tickets are unavailable through fortyfivedownstairs, please try Midsumma)

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SHOW DETAILS:

17 January – 11 February 2024

preview: 17-18 January & 19-20 January
opening night: 21 January
duration: 180 minutes per part including intervals
times:
Tuesday to Saturday 7pm
Sunday 2pm & 7pm
ticket price: $89 – $109
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: Themes of a sexual nature, full frontal nudity, strong language, suicide ideation, strobe lighting, and use of haze

The Australian premiere of the epic Tony and Olivier Award winner for Best Play! 

Performed in two parts and inspired by E. M. Forster’s beloved novel Howards End, Matthew López’s landmark play The Inheritance spans generations in its exploration of love, legacy, and what we owe to those who came before us. Kitan Petkovski directs this bold, sexy, and deeply moving production, featuring a stellar ensemble cast. Petkovski will again collaborate with the creative team behind his Green Room Award winning production of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Following the acclaimed, sellout season of Angels in America (another epic two part play) in 2017, don’t miss the opportunity to experience this “exquisitely truthful and funny modern classic” (The Telegraph review) in the intimate setting of the theatre at fortyfivedownstairs.

Part I ★★★★★ Part II ★★★★ “It’s an extraordinary ensemble performance… no serious theatre lover should miss this epic event.” Cameron Woodhead, The Age

★★★★½ “Director Kitan Petkovski orchestrates the action with supreme grace and confidence, those seven hours flying past… An epic undertaking, the production is a technical triumph… Forster’s work is powerfully – even magically – transformed” Tim Byrne, Australian Book Review

“Do not miss this incredible experience.” Keith Gow, Australian Arts Review

“a major achievement” Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers

“fortyfivedownstairs is to be commended for staging the Australian premiere of such a powerful and poignant work.” Alex First, The Blurb

 

Presented as part of the 2024 Midsumma Festival

Cast: Iopu Auva’a, Rupert Bevan, Juan Gomez, Tomáš Kantor, Javon King, Joss McClelland, Dion Mills, Jillian Murray, Hunter Perske, Charles Purcell, Karl Richmond, Christian Taylor, and Alex Thew

Director: Kitan Petkovski

Writer: Matthew López

Producers: Cameron Lukey and Coady Green

Associate Director: Justin Nott

Set & Costume Designer: Bethany J Fellows

Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis

Sound Designer & Composer: Rachel Lewindon

Stage Manager: Ashleigh Walwyn

Assistant Stage Manager: Tom Backhaus

Hero image: Benny Capp

Graphic design: Jeff van de Zandt at Workshop Creative

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $89 ($44.50 per part) 
Full:
$109 ($54.50 per part)
Concession: $99 ($49.50 per part)
Group 6+: $99 ($49.50 per part)
Cheap Tuesday: $89 ($44.50 per part)
Earlybird (available until 31 Oct): $89 ($44.50 per part)

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

PREVIEW 1
Part One – 7pm, Wednesday 17 January
Part Two – 7pm, Thursday 18 January

PREVIEW 2
Part One – 7pm, Friday 19 January
Part Two – 7pm, Saturday 20 January

CYCLE 1 – OPENING
Part One – 2pm, Sunday 21 January
Part Two – 7pm, Sunday 21 January

CYCLE 2
Part One – 7pm, Wednesday 24 January
Part Two – 7pm, Thursday 25 January

CYCLE 3
Part One – 7pm, Friday 26 January
Part Two – 7pm, Saturday 27 January

CYCLE 4
Part One – 2pm, Sunday 28 January
Part Two – 7pm, Sunday 28 January

CYCLE 5 – CHEAP TUES DEAL
Part One – 7pm, Tuesday 30 January
Part Two – 7pm, Tuesday 6 February

CYCLE 6
Part One – 7pm, Wednesday 31 January
Part Two – 7pm, Thursday 1 February

CYCLE 7
Part One – 7pm, Friday 2 February
Part Two – 7pm, Saturday 3 February

CYCLE 8
Part One – 2pm, Sunday 4 February
Part Two – 7pm, Sunday 4 February

CYCLE 9
Part One – 7pm, Wednesday 7 February
Part Two – 7pm, Thursday 8 February

CYCLE 10
Part One – 7pm, Friday 9 February
Part Two – 7pm, Saturday 10 February

CYCLE 11
Part One – 2pm, Sunday 11 February
Part Two – 7pm, Sunday 11 February

Details

Start:
17 January
End:
11 February
Event Category:

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone
03 9662 9966
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fortyfivedownstairs
Phone
03 9662 9966
Email
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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