NATIONAL THEATRE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

Rating: NR
Length: 222 mins
Cast: Adam Godley, Ben Miles, Simon Russell Beale

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
***** “AN ASTONISHING EVENING…ENGROSSING PLAY AND AN ACTING MASTERCLASS” THE GUARDIAN.
***** “THEATRE AT IT’S BEST…” THE TIMES.
**** “SPECTACULAR SAGA MAGNIFICENTLY PERFORMED” THE STAGE.
“MAGNIFICENT” NEW YORK TIMES.

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be filmed live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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