The Lehman Trilogy
by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
a co-production with Neal Street Productions
in association with Trafalgar Entertainment
Booking and details
Please note: Latecomers cannot be admitted until the first interval and there is no re-admittance.
The Tony Award®-winning Best Play comes to Sydney following highly lauded runs in London and on Broadway..
Hailed by the New York Times as a ‘genuinely epic production’, The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.
Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes (The Ferryman), with Tony Award®-winning set design by Es Devlin (The Crucible).
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, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.
‘A mesmerising epic.’
‘A masterwork. Riveting. A must-see.’
‘A theatrical epic.’
‘A genuinely epic production. Behold it with wonder.’
The New York Times
‘A dazzling piece of storytelling.’
‘A must-see event. Epic in every conceivable way. You dare not miss it.’
New York Post
This production features flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects.
National Theatre’s Preferred Card Partner
Sam Mendes founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years.
Es Devlin trained in English literature, art and music, before attending the Motley theatre design course.
Katrina Lindsay is an associate of the National Theatre and a member of the theatre design collective Scene/Change.
Luke Halls has been producing video design and animation for over a decade, he specialises in theatre, music and dance.
Jon Clark is a Tony and Olivier award-winning lighting designer. He has designed extensively in the West End, on Broadway, for the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company and with many other companies in the UK and internationally.
Composer and Sound Designer
Nick Powell is half of OSKAR, who have released two albums and produced installations for the V&A and CCA, as well as written live soundtracks for Prada in Milan.
Dominic Bilkey trained in technical theatre at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff.
Candida Caldicot trained at Cambridge University.
Polly Bennett trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre.
West End Director
Zoé Ford Burnett
Zoé Ford Burnett
Zoé Ford Burnett has worked as director and associate director on productions at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, Arcola Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Barbican, Broadway, West End and Los Angeles.
The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008 by Peter Chapman is a leading reference on the history of the Lehman family.
Image credit: Original tightrope walker photography by Sorted