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The Lehman Trilogy

A co-production with Neal Street Productions

by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power

From 4 July
Running Time: approximately 3 hours 40 minutes

The Lehman Trilogy

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

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell BealeAdam 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.

Sam Mendes (SkyfallKing Lear) returns to the National to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe.

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Talks and events

The Stages of Translating a Play Tue 10 July, 5.30pm
Actors Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles on The Lehman Trilogy Thu 26 July, 3pm
Up Close: Talks and Show package The Lehman Trilogy Tue 7 Aug, 10.30am – 5.30pm and Wed 8 Aug, 10am – 4.30pm
Director Sam Mendes and Adapter Ben Power on The Lehman Trilogy, Thu 13 September
The American Dream on Stage, Fri 14 September
Is the American Dream Dead? Fri 14 September
Designing The Lehman Trilogy with Es Devlin Studio, Mon 17 September
Modern Jewish Identity, Fri 21 September


Production team

The Lehman Trilogy ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£62, £54, £44, £31, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£67, £58, £48, £34, £18
Ways to save
Previews 4 - 11 July

£47 - £15

Access Performances

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Mon 6 August, 7pm
Wed 8 August, 7pm

Additional performances to be announced

New York photography courtesy National Archives and Records Administration. Tightrope walker photography by Sorted

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