The Lehman Trilogy

Rose Theatre
The Lehman Trilogy

as part of Theatre From London


Playing in the Rose Theatre
Date Time
Sun, 8/18 11:00
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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 broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

"What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass." - The Guardian

"Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles." - The Stage

"Absorbingly performed. A trio of performances you can bank on." - Evening Standard

"A powerful play directed by Sam Mendes with extraordinary elegance." - Independent

"Ingenious. Three fine actors play out historical saga." - Daily Mail

"A magical piece of storytelling. Towering performances from three magnificent actors." - What's On Stage

"Riveting. A hugely entertaining drama." - Radio Times

"Sam Mendes directs an epic piece of storytelling." - Time Out