National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

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The Lehman Trilogyby Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Powerdirected by Sam MendesThe story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles 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.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 Londons West End as part of National Theatre Lives 10th Birthday season.

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