The Lehman Trilogy

Tuesdays, July 30 & August 6
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3hr 30mins // directed by:Sam Mendes // featuring:Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (SkyfallThe 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.