The Lehman Trilogy

BUY TICKETS 7pm Sunday 1 September

Encore screening of PLAY from the London’s West End

Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles, who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons, in this critically acclaimed play.

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening, in a play by Stefano Massini, adapated by Ben Power.

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 an astonishing evening! Spanning 150 years and running three and a half hours, StefanoMassini’s play traces the trajectory of western capitalism by following the fortunes of a single family … an intimate epic that becomes a masterly study of acting as well as of the intricacies of high finance … a remarkable evening, which offers a kaleidoscopic social and political metaphor while reminding us that one of the reasons we go to the theatre is to watch superb acting.  Michael Billington, The Guardian

Tickets: Full £20   Adult concessions £18   19-30 £15   18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hrs 40 mins (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A for suicide references. Click here for more information.