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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Dir: Sam Mendes
Cast: Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godle, Ben Miles
240mins   2019   UK   12A   English   

Live from London's West End

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power

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.



Showtimes


Thu 25 July

19:00

Tue 13 August

13:00