The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
The Tony Award-winning Best Play makes a triumphant return to London’s West End
Gillian Lynn Theatre
Tue 24 January 2023 - Sat 20 May 2023
7pm Sat Matinee 1pm
The Tony Award-winning Best Play makes a triumphant return to London’s West End following an acclaimed season in Los Angeles and a highly lauded run on Broadway. The Lehman Trilogy stars Michael Balogun (Death of England: Delroy, Macbeth), Hadley Fraser (The Antipodes, Coriolanus) and Nigel Lindsay (The Pillowman, A Small Family Business) as the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons. Hailed by The New York Times as a ‘genuinely epic production,’ The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.
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, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.
The Lehman Trilogy is written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, with a Tony Award®-winning set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, video design by Luke Halls, and lighting design by Jon Clark. The Composer & Sound Designer is Nick Powell, the Co-Sound Designer is Dominic Bilkey, with music direction by Candida Caldicot, and movement by Polly Bennett. The West End Director is Zoé Ford Burnett, company voice work is by Charmian Hoare and casting by Jessica Ronane CDG.
The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008 by Peter Chapman is a leading reference on the history of the Lehman family.
TICKETS From £20.
All tickets include a £1.70 restoration levy
RUNNING TIME 3 hours 20 minutes, including two intervals
AGE RECOMMENDATION This production contains moments and themes that might be unsuitable for children including the non-graphic depiction of a suicide, mentions of suicide and infrequent mention of death, war and slavery. Children under four cannot be admitted. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.