The Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre tickets
The Lehman Trilogy at Piccadilly Theatre tickets

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About the show

Following a sell-out season at the Lyttelton and a forthcoming run at Park Avenue Armory in New York, The Lehman Trilogy transfers to London’s West End, with tickets available now. This means another chance to catch this American epic for those who missed it the first-time round. A play in three parts, it traces the astronomical rise and devastating fall of the family responsible for changing the global financial landscape.

Beginning with a dream of a better life in 1844 New York, the story sees three brothers lay the foundation for a financial empire which will go from strength to strength. It traces the generations as the brothers’ sons and grandsons enter the scene, going on to capture the firm’s eventual bankruptcy and the ensuing economic crisis of 2008 which reverberated around the world.

The Lehman Trilogy was written by Italian playwright Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power. The original had its premiere at Milan's Piccolo Teatro in 2015 and counted Power among its audience. The English version is co-produced by Neal Street Productions with the National Theatre.

Simon Russell Beale (Mr. Foote's Other Leg) and Adam Godley (Close of Play) reprise their roles with Dominik Tiefenthaler joining them as Emanuel Lehman.

The set design is the work of Es Devlin while costume design is courtesy of Katrine Lindsay. Video design is by Luke Halls, lighting design comes from Jon Clark and music and sound design is by Nick Powell. Candida Caldicot contributes music direction; movement is by Polly Bennett.

Expansive and poetic, The Lehman Trilogy takes a fascinating look at the rise and fall of an empire. With a top-notch cast and creative team, it’s a production that deserves every one of its rave reviews. Catch it at Piccadilly Theatre with tickets available for performances from 11 May 2019 for a strictly limited 12-week run.

Recommended for

FT readers and news junkies shouldn't miss this play, which is based on true events. Fans of the much in-demand set designer Es Devlin will relish her handiwork, while appreciators of the stellar cast will enjoy seeing them getting their teeth into these meaty roles and should be sure to pick up their Lehman Brothers Trilogy tickets now.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 11 May 2019
Booking from: 30 Aug 2019
Booking until: 31 Aug 2019

Location and map

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY

290 Reviews Add review

Absolutely amazing and a privilege to see! Incredibly good script; superlative acting; clever and effective set design; masterful direction.... More

janeb32 5’2, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Incredible set, fantastic performances but also missed opportunity as it does end up as a performance by three white men...

ashkii 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

moley 5' 6'', 114 reviews, 4 helpful votes

zoem3 5'8, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Bravura performances from all three cast members. Loved the clever staging. A little long!

carolef 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Great production, superbly acted by just three actors playing main characters but also all the incidental ones too. Brilliant set design... More

alisonb 5'8", 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An amazing play brought to life by amazing actors! One of the best plays we've seen in several years!

annaproluce 1 review, 0 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 323 reviews, 4 helpful votes

gidim 1 review, 0 helpful votes