The Lehman Trilogy

Date and time
Thu 25th July 2019 at 7:00pm

NT Live, Live Broadcast

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

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles

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.

(3hr 20min)

Tickets on sale from 19th June 2019