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The Lehman Trilogy Tickets
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The Lehman Trilogy Tickets

About The Lehman Trilogy

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc changed the world, and now the award-winning play based on the family’s legacy, The Lehman Trilogy, has taken London, Broadway, and Los Angeles by storm.

Since The Lehman Trilogy premiered at London’s National Theatre in 2018, we haven’t stopped talking about this ground-breaking play. London Theatre raved that “the singular alchemy of acting, design, and direction in this production is so superb that it must be witnessed.”

After an acclaimed opening at the National, The Lehman Trilogy moved from a sold-out run in the West End in 2019 to a Tony Award-winning Broadway outing in 2021, when it took home five statues including Best Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes, and Best Design for Es Devlin.

Adapted by playwright Ben Power from Italian writer Stefano Massini’s play The Lehman Trilogy, the story follows two centuries of the life and legacy of the famous finance family, from leaving Bavaria and immigrating to America in 1844 to the notorious bankruptcy collapse in 2008, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. This is a story about the hope and cost of the American Dream.

Witness the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. Experience the play’s triumphant return to the West End.

Run time

3 hours 20 minutes (inc. 2 intervals)

Start date

January 24th, 2023

End date

May 20th, 2023

Categories

Age

Under 4s will not be admitted. Anyone under the age of 16 has to be accompanied by an adult aged 18+.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining
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Townseru
Exquisite, Great writing, Absorbing
92 / 100
AlleyCatReviews
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
95 / 100
HeathJWestEndfan
Refreshing, Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking
98 / 100
Kariss
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious
92 / 100
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Production note
The production contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing. This includes the non-graphic depiction of a suicide and mentions of suicide. There is also infrequent mention of death, war and slavery.

Stars on stage

Hadley Fraser

Hadley Fraser

The Lehman Trilogy cast and creative team

By: Stefano Massini, English adaptation by Ben Power
Director: Sam Mendes
Producer: Co-production with Neal Street Productions
Cast list: Michael Balogun, Nigel Lindsay, Hadley Fraser, Yshani Perinpanayagam, Ravi Aujla, Will Harrison-Wallace, Leighton Pugh, Erika Gundesen
Design: Es Devlin
Lighting: Jon Clark
Costume: Katrina Lindsay
Choreography: Polly Bennett
Sound: Nick Powell

Venue

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PW

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night bus numbers: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

More information about The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy is a theatrical masterpiece, unlike anything you’ve experienced on stage. From Es Devlin’s award-winning set to Jon Clark’s incredible lighting design, and Nick Powell’s live piano score, The Lehman Trilogy is a feat of dynamic storytelling. This is an epic family drama at its finest.

Even though hundreds of characters appear in the generational story, only three actors appear onstage. The performers portray everyone from the brothers’ wives to babies – all while wearing three-piece suits. Get ready for a first-rate trio of performers giving a proper masterclass in their craft.

Ben Power’s adaptation zips through all the major events of 200 years of history in a theatrical masterclass. By the end of The Lehman Trilogy, you will have experienced a story about immigration, family, capitalism, and the emotional and literal costs of pursuing the American Dream.

What to Watch For:

  • Want to read more about The Lehman Trilogy play before seeing it on stage? Richard Dixon translated Stefano Massini’s 2016 novel, Qualcosa sui Lehman, (The Lehman Trilogy) into English in 2020.
  • Even though the Lehman Brothers investment firm no longer exists, some of the original Lehman Brothers office buildings are still standing. 7 West 54th Street — the Phillip Lehman residence — now holds New York landmark status.
  • In addition to being an acclaimed theatre director, Sam Mendes has directed several award-winning films, including American Beauty, Skyfall, and 1917. When you’re watching The Lehman Trilogy on stage, you’ll feel as if you’re watching an epic film unfold.
  • Although the original play is in Italian, The Lehman Trilogy premiered at Comédie de Saint-Étienne in France, before an eventual Italian staging at Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
  • Ben Power’s adaptation of Stefano Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy in London packs 163 years of family history into a thrilling three and a half hours.

Special Note:

This production features instances of flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects.

The production contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing. This includes the non-graphic depiction of a suicide and mentions of suicide. There is also infrequent mention of death, war, and slavery.

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