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The Lehman Trilogy at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
a co-production with Neal Street Productions

Two white men and a black man wearing black 3-piece suits stand with their hands raised in front of them, looking upwards with sombre expressions.

Booking and details

24 January — 20 May 2023
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The event location is

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW

Please note: Latecomers cannot be admitted until the first interval and there is no re-admittance.

For all group enquiries, please contact groups@gillianlynnetheatre.co.uk

Ticket prices include a £1.70 LW Theatres Restoration Levy

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play makes a triumphant return to London, following an acclaimed season in Los Angeles and a highly lauded run on Broadway.

Michael Balogun (Death of England: Delroy; Macbeth), Hadley Fraser (The Antipodes, Coriolanus) and Nigel Lindsay (The Pillowman; A Small Family Business) play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons in an extraordinary feat of storytelling told in three parts on a single evening.

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.

Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes (The Ferryman), with Tony Award®-winning set design by Es Devlin (The Crucible).

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.

Neal Street Productions

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Suitability

This production features flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects.

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Cast

Production team

Director

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes

Set Designer

Es Devlin

Es Devlin

Costume Designer

Katrina Lindsay

Katrina Lindsay

Video Designer

Luke Halls

Luke Halls

Lighting Designer

Jon Clark

Jon Clark

Composer and Sound Designer

Nick Powell

Nick Powell

Co-Sound Designer

Dominic Bilkey

Dominic Bilkey

Music Director

Candida Caldicot

Candida Caldicot

Movement Director

Polly Bennett

Polly Bennett

West End Director

Zoé Ford Burnett

Zoé Ford Burnett

Casting Director

Jessica Ronane CDG

Jessica Ronane CDG

Voice Coach

Charmian Hoare

Charmian Hoare

Assisted performances

To make an Access booking for The Lehman Trilogy please call the the Gillian Lynne Theatre Access booking line on 020 3925 2998 from 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday.
Or email access@lwtheatres.co.uk and a member of their Box Office will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Captioned performances

Monday 20 February at 7pm
Saturday 18 March at 1pm

BSL Interpreted performance

Saturday 11 March at 1pm

Audio described performances

Monday 27 February at 7pm
Saturday 25 March at 1pm

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

Image credit: Original tightrope walker photography by Sorted