Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the NT and Neal Street Productions' critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019.
Sam Mendes (Skyfall, King Lear) returned to the National Theatre to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, which was a hit across Europe, with Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles playing the Lehman Brothers, their sons and their grandsons.
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. 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.
From 5 August, Dominik Tiefenthaler will play the role of Emanuel Lehman alongside Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley.
What an impressive performance by everyone involved. Definitely a must see.
One of the best plays I have seen in years actors great, staging great and direction great!
Amazing performance of the 3 actors, simply incredible! We had high expectations since a few friends highly recommended it ... and still we were left astonished Unmissable!!!
Great night out - witty, engrossing, original.
Great show, so much talent, and clever staging.
Excellent play! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
What a faultless production. The acting was sublime - the story fascinating and the set so beautifully designed. Would go again in a heartbeat.
Great acting and a fascinating story - a terrific evening
No hesitation in giving this show 5 stars. Th e play takes place in a cube. There are only 3 actors in this play and they are all superb. But special to Simon Russell Beale.
Brilliant..... highly recommended and completely lived up to the recommendation. The experience starts as an admiration of a stunning set and a curiosity as to how the story will unfold, and by the second act has one completely enfolded in the story and characters with hardly an awareness that there are only three actors in a cast of many ..... wonderful story telling!
My wife and I deliberately didn’t know what to expect from The Lehman Trilogy. Obviously we were both aware of what had happened to Lehman’s Bank. Overall we found the play very interesting and extremely well scripted. The acting from all three actors was absolutely superb. How they remembered all the lines is beyond us. They were each brilliant and every single character they played we believed them. The set was very cleverly put to use and didn’t need anything else. It is the longest play we’ve sat through, but truly the time flew by. Absolutely excellent
Impressive acting from all 3. Very engaging.
The best theatrical performance I’ve ever seen, moving funny historical relevant I could see it everynightbof the week
Great acting, very funny. No need to care about finance to enjoy this show
A very different theatre experience. Imaginatively staged and acted as it unfolds the history of the brothers from shop traders to stock market traders and collapse.
One of the best plays I’ve seen. Cannot rate it highly enough
Amazing play, fantastic set design, brilliant live piano, superb writing in the poetic style and the three actors were mesmerising with their slick delivery, slick character changes and unique interpretations, three fine actors who excelled in their craft, 3.5 hrs of stunning theatre. A very fine production, best play I've seen in the west end for many years, in fact the best!
I thought this show was fantastic. Funny, informative and the best ensemble acting I have ever seen.
This was brilliant, a really fantastic play. A fascinating story very well acted.
very good theatre . well drected set interesting but tiresome tolook at over long period . very good extraordinary computer scene changing excellent acting 3 remarkable performances should have been 30 minutes shorter enjoyable theatre dosed off occasionely as appearance blac white and grey tedious for 3 hours
Rarely have I seen such an outpouring of appreciation from an audience at the end of a performance. This was a truly stunning 3 hours of theatre. The script is brilliantly crafted, the production & direction outstanding and the 3 performances are truly virtuoso displays of acting at its best. To see more than 150 years of history play out in front of you is pretty mind blowing! It is fantastic!!!
Unquestionably one of the finest plays I've seen in a very long time. A story finely told across three acts with two intervals. The time flew by. The actors were sublime and held the audience in their hands. The standing ovation continued through three curtain calls and after the house lights went on. Limited time left to see this, but a tragedy for those theatre lovers who don't.
The combined chemistry of Simon Russel Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles was flawless and the use of the rotating stage was genius. Amazing performance!
Excellent play well presented with fine acting and most unusual staging
Fantastic performance. Engaged from the start. Stage choreography was incredibly well done.
Fabulous play, brilliant acting, production, spot on.
Excellent in every way
A fabulous production. Very clever staging & amazing actors. I would absolutely recommend this play to friends & family.
We went last night so as not to miss three great British actors performing at the top - in a brilliant play
A super play. Really enjoyable
Excellent story presented in a clever way by three brilliant actors.
One of the best plays I have ever seen, a brilliant production with superb acting. If there is one play anyone should see it is this one.
Stunning stunning performance by all 3 amazing actors. Absolutely wonderful. When you see this quality of theatre you know Britain does it better than anyone. Everyone should try and steal a ticket to see this.
great play but too long. due to bad seats I left the theater before its ended. very hot, it was smelly and uncomfortable.
The show was great so I feel bad to give it one start however our seats were behind x 4 cameras that were filming the show. So we couldn't see the stage for most of it! After part one we were moved but then - as a party of three - couldn't sit together. And then the stage was still mildly blocked. Such a shame as what we 'heard' was magnificent. The three male actors were incredible. I also emailed management re our issues and had no reply - great customer service - NOT!
It’s been some time since I saw a play with a stripped down cast taking on multi roles, and what a cast- a privilege to watch them live- so definitely top marks to Sam Mendez for that concept, and top marks for the fabulous set. Thought the final act dragged in its depiction of the unfolding chaos but spent the next morning talking about everything.
A fantastic cast and set. An amazing brilliantly written dialogue. Absolutely absorbing with a well deserved standing ovation
Excellent in every which way. The very best play I have seen in many years. Brilliant acting.
Fantastic acting and set. Possibly just a little too long in the third act. The stalls are very hot which didn't help
Fantastic show, beautifully staged, expertly written and brilliantly acted. The best performances you will see by three actors on any London stage. Poignant, moving, and a chilling look into the history and nature of greed.
The three main characters gave a fantastic performance, however I felt the play was far too long, and over emphasised parts, ie the Wall Street Crash which is well documented. Would have liked much more coverage of the lead up to the 2008 crash which would have engaged my daughter as it is in recent memory.
I didn't know what to expect. I know about the Rothschild and John P M stories but only a little about the L bros. Was a pretty cool story. But the performances overshadowed the story in my opinion. Although remarkable, there are greater more compelling narratives but the performances by the actors were amazing. Doing the job of what normally would warrant 10-15 people with 3 was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable.
An amazing story that follows the history of America in a playfully funny way. I would certainly go see it again.
Spellbinding! Over three hours long and I didn’t want it to end - three hours that you’ll never want back. An utterly remarkable cast. Who’d ever be brave enough to attempt to stand in their shoes??!! Get there whilst you still can!
This was an amazing production. The story was fed with almost poet prose. The history of the events are so interesting and were staged with real effect. Thought provoking and interesting. Brilliantly acted. Amazing
I enjoyed this play, I learnt a lot about the banks history, the acting was great and very humorous. It is long though so be prepared for that.
Highly recommend the visuals and concepts are amazing
When is it showing
27 Aug 2019 31 Aug 2019
Saturday 15 June 1pm Audio Described performance + 11.30am Touch Tour
Saturday 29 June 1pm Captioned performance
16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY
No exchanges or refunds after booking.
3hr 20mins - including two 15min intervals
Good To Know
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; you can find out more in our Help centre
How Does It Work
Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance.
Suitable For Children
Children under 5 years and babes in arms will not be admitted.
When Can I Go
Saturday 11th May, 2019 to Saturday 3rd August, 2019.
Where Do I Go
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY