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Vanessa Redgrave to star in The Inheritance at the Young Vic

Casting for Stephen Daldry's production has been announced

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Kyle Soller, Vanessa Redgrave and John Benjamin Hickey
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Legendary stage and screen actress Vanessa Redgrave is to star in the upcoming production of The Inheritance at the Young Vic.

Redgrave is to play the role of Margaret in the piece, which is directed by Stephen Daldry. The rest of the cast has also been announced and features Andrew Burnap as Toby, John Benjamin Hickey as Henry, Samuel H Levine as Adam/Leo and Kyle Soller as Eric. Hugo Bolton, Robert Boulter, Hubert Burton, Syrus Lowe, Michael Marcus, Luke Thallon and Michael Walters will also perform in the show.

The Inheritance is a new play in two parts by Matthew Lopez and is set in New York City in the present day. The piece offers a view of gay life in the city a generation after the AIDS crisis.

Redgrave returns to the stage following her turn as Queen Margaret in Richard III opposite Ralph Fiennes at the Almeida in 2016. She also starred at the Old Vic as Beatrice opposite James Earl Jones in Much Ado About Nothing in 2013. Redgrave's extensive career has taken her to stage and screen, winning a Tony, an Oscar, an Olivier and two Emmy Awards. She was offered the title Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1999 but she declined it.

The Inheritance runs at the Young Vic from 28 March to 19 May with previews from 2 March.

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