NT Live present: The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
byÂ Stefano Massini, adaptedÂ by Ben Power
directed byÂ Sam Mendes
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winnerÂ Sam MendesÂ (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directsÂ Simon Russell Beale, Adam GodleyÂ andÂ Ben MilesÂ 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 â€“ Lehman Brothers â€“ spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from Londonâ€™s West End as part of National Theatre Liveâ€™s 10th Birthday season.
Encore – Filmed live in front of an audience.