In 1844, a young man from Bavaria dreamed of a new life in America. In 2008, the financial services firm he and his brothers founded filed for the largest bankruptcy in US history, causing a shockwave that reverberated around the world.
Spanning the company’s 150 years; from the founding of their little cotton brokerage firm to the monstrosity that caused a global, financial crisis, The Lehman Trilogy has been widely performed across Europe. Following a family who dreamed of a better future, the poetic play encapsulates the downfall of the American dream, documenting one of the biggest financial crises in world history.
Multi-award winning actor Simon Russell Beale stars, with credits spanning the RSC, National Theatre and the West End, with productions including King Lear, Privates on Parade and The Hot House. Further casting includes Ben Miles (The Crown, Wolf Hall) and Adam Godley, whose work spans across stage and screen.
The Lehman Trilogy is directed by Sam Mendes, whose most recent work includes The Ferryman and James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. Creative team includes set designer Es Devlin, video designer Luke Halls, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Jon Clark and sound designer Nick Powell.
A vast play that documents a defining moment in history, The Lehman Trilogy plays for a strictly limited season at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton stage, from 4 July to 8 August 2018, with a press night on 12 July 2018.
Recommended forNews junkies, current affairs followers and fans of the cast and creative team won’t want to pass up the opportunity to see the English adaptation of this Italian play, featuring a stellar cast.
Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children