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The Lehman Trilogy 2018

A co-production with Neal Street Productions

by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power

7 April to 20 October 2018
Running Time: approximately 3hrs 20min including two 15min intervals

The Lehman Trilogy 2018

The Lehman Trilogy returns to the West End from January 2023

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.

The Lehman Trilogy at the Piccadilly Theatre

Following a sold-out run at the Lyttelton Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions' critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy transfered to the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End from May 2019.

Subsequently, The Lehman Trilogy transfered to New York and then Los Angeles, for limited runs.

Please note: This production features some video effects that may cause dizziness. It also contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing; you can find out more in our Help centre.


Media Partners
The Wall Street Journal
Financial News

5 star rating

What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass

5 star rating

Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs

The Times
4 star rating

Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles

The Stage
4 star rating

Absorbingly performed. A trio of performances you can bank on

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A powerful play directed by Sam Mendes with extraordinary elegance

4 star rating

Ingenious. Three fine actors play out historical saga

Daily Mail
4 star rating

A magical piece of storytelling. Towering performances from three magnificent actors

What's On Stage
4 star rating

Riveting. A hugely entertaining drama

Radio Times
4 star rating

Sam Mendes directs an epic piece of storytelling

Time Out

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

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