NT Encore: The Lehman Trilogy

"Mendes is on the money with this astonishing saga" ★★★★★ Guardian

Showing Times

Sun 08 Sep 13:00

"This engrossing play about the banking family provides a history of western capitalism and an acting masterclass from Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley."  Michael Billington, Guardian

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

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 (Skyfall, King Lear) returned to the National Theatre to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, which was a hit across Europe.  With Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles playing the Lehman Brothers, their sons and their grandsons, and broadcast live from the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End.

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Film Information

Duration:
240 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
12A

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