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The Lehman Trilogy at the Piccadilly Theatre

A co-production with Neal Street Productions

by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power

From 11 May 2019
Running Time: approximately 3hrs 20min including two 15min intervals

The Lehman Trilogy at the Piccadilly Theatre

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions' critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019.

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) returned to the National Theatre to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe.

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY


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.


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The Lehman Trilogy is in New York, from 22 March to 20 April 2019.

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

Riveting. A hugely entertaining drama.

Radio Times
4 star rating

A powerful play directed by Sam Mendes with extraordinary elegance.

4 star rating

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

What's On Stage

The Lehman Trilogy | West End trailer

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Production team

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

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