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The Lehman Trilogy on Tour

A co-production with Neal Street Productions

by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power

From 3 March 2022
Running Time: approximately 3hrs 20min including two 15min intervals

Los Angeles & San Francisco

The Lehman Trilogy on Tour

‘Magnificent. A genuinely epic production.’ 
(The New York Times)

Following an acclaimed Broadway run, the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ The Lehman Trilogy tours to Los Angeles and San Francisco for a limited engagement this spring.  

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 Beale, Adam Godley and Adrian Lester 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.

Hailed as "theatre at its best" (The Times) and "an acting masterclass" (The Guardian), don’t miss this extraordinary feat of storytelling.

Los Angeles
Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group
March 3 – April 10 2022
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San Francisco
Geary Theater, American Conservatory Theater
April 20 – May 22 2022
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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

The Lehman Trilogy is generously supported by Mark Pigott KBE, Northern Trust and Jeff & Liz Peek. 



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

The New York Times

A masterpiece. So theatrical and transporting, it surpasses all praise.

The Washington Post

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

Chicago Tribune


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.