- Start: Thursday 25 July - 19:00
- Auditorium: Great Hall
The Lehman Trilogy
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, American Beauty) 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.
★★★★★ "Astonishing… an acting masterclass." The Guardian
★★★★★ "Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs" The Times
★★★★ "Spectacular saga… magnificently performed" The Stage
★★★★ "Absorbingly performed. A trio of performances you can bank on" Evening Standard
★★★★ "Enthralling… a powerful, thought-provoking play" Independent
★★★★ "An epic piece of storytelling" Time Out
★★★★ "Riveting. A hugely entertaining drama" Radio Times
★★★★ "A magical piece of storytelling. Towering performances from three magnificent actors" What’s On Stage
★★★★ "Ingenious. Three fine actors play out historical saga" Daily Mail
Running time: 240 minutes TBC
Age guidance: As Live 12A