The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
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.
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.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
★★★★★ The Guardian
Mendes is on the money with astonishing saga
WATCH The Lehman Trilogy behind the scenes
Includes Director Sam Mendes, Designer Es Devlin, Adapter Ben Power and Movement Director Polly Bennett.
BBFC classification: 12A as live
Running time: 200 mins including 2 intervals
“What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass ”
“Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs”
“Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles ”