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The Lehman Trilogy returns to London’s West End

A co-production with Neal Street Productions

by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power

Begins January 2023
Running Time: approximately 3hrs 20min including two 15min intervals

Venue to be announced

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London’s West End

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions Tony Award-winning® Best Play makes a triumphant return to London's West End from January 2023.

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.

Directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of story-telling told in three parts on a single evening. The decades unfold on stage within the cinematic sweep of Tony Award®-winning designer Es Devlin's “slowly rotating masterpiece.” (Variety)

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.

Venue and casting to be confirmed.


Venue to be announced

Begins January 2023

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Please note: This production features instances of flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects. The production contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing.



A genuinely epic production. You’re left reeling by the scope and vitality of it all.

The New York Times

A Triumph. Exhilarating and sublime.

The Washington Post

A masterwork. Far and away the best thing I’ve seen on stage.

Chicago Tribune

True blockbuster theatre that will hold you captive until the final curtain call.

Vanity Fair

A masterpiece and a spellbinding demonstration of theatre’s possibilities.


Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.

The Times

Production team

The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008 by Peter Chapman is a leading reference on the history of the Lehman family.

Photo of 2022 Broadway Cast by Julieta Cervantes

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