NT Encore: The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

Simon Russel Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles

Sam Mendes (SkyfallKing Lear) returns to the National to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play.

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale (The Death Of Stalin), Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) and Ben Miles (The Crown) as 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 five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

UK 2019 Dir Sam Mendes 210 min

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