National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

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The Lehman TrilogybyStefano 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 singleevening.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 setdesign from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from Londons West End as part of National Theatre Lives 10th Birthday season.Broadcast live to cinemas from the Piccadilly TheatreRunning time: 210 mins, with 2 intervals

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