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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