TYPE

NT Live

DATE

DOORS OPEN

6:00 pm

STARTING TIME

7:00 pm

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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (Live)

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power

directed by Sam Mendes

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 the critics say

Astonishing… an acting masterclass.

The Guardian

5 stars * * * * *

Absorbingly performed. A trio of performances you can bank on

Evening Standard

4 stars * * * *

Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs

The Times

5 stars * * * * *

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