The Inheritance

Book tickets

Image: by Benny Capp

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.

Cast and Credits

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 Alexander Thew

Director: Kitan Petkovski
Writer: Matthew López 
Producers: Cameron Lukey and Coady Green
Assistant Director: Justin Nott
Set and Costume Designer: Bethany J Fellows
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Designer and Composer: Rachel Lewindon
Stage Manager: Ashleigh Walwyn
Hero image: Benny Capp
Graphic design: Jeff van de Zandt at Workshop Creative


Each part of The Inheritance runs for approximately 190 minutes.

This is a two-part production. Date pairs are pre-determined by the venue and cannot be altered or mixed. The assigned date pairings are as follows:

Part One – 2pm, Sunday 21 January
Part Two – 7pm, Sunday 21 January

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

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

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

Part One – 7pm, Tuesday 30 January
Part Two – 7pm, Tuesday 6 February

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Perhaps the most important American play of the century so far"
— The Telegraph
"Witty, outrageous and deeply moving"
— The Evening Standard
"An extraordinary epic event"
— Sunday Times

Website Facebook Instagram Twitter


Event & ticketing details

Book tickets


Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 21 Jan, 24&25 Jan, 26&27 Jan, 28 Jan, 30 Jan&6 Feb, 31 Jan&1 Feb, 2&3 Feb, 4 Feb, 7&8 Feb, 9&10 Feb, 11 Feb | Sun 2pm & 7pm | Tue-Sat 7pm
INFO Date pairs are pre-determined as listed above
DURATION 190 minutes per part


FULL $109.00 - Two shows
CONC $99.00 - Two shows
CHEAP TUES $89.00 - 30 Jan & 6 Feb pair - Cheap Tuesdays - $89
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange



45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD

Get directions


Parliament or Flinders Street


11, 12, 48, 109 to stop 8 (Spring St/Collins St) | tram 35, 70, 75 to stop 8 (Spring St/Flinders St)

Event notes


Australian Premiere, Award Winning


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

You might also be interested in...

Image of a man with head back, laughing. They are wearing red lipstick, painted eyes and a close-fitting cap over their hair
Book Now

Torch Song

31 Jan-10 Feb
Two individuals standing in front of a red background. The one at the back, in a singlet, is holding a leash that is around the neck of the front person.
Book Now

STUCK by Kikki Temple

31 Jan-10 Feb
Principal Partners
Major Partners
Gold Partners