The Lehman Trilogy tickets
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.
Beg or steal a ticket for this brilliant show. Three outstanding actors with the most electric chemistry. The staging is so creative and lighting enhances all the action. The best thing I’ve seen in a very long time. Theatre to be relished .
Superb acting, brilliant set, riveting from beginning to end. Best play I’ve seen for a long time.
The performances of the actors were faultless, the production brilliant and the whole evening overwhelming. I didn’t think I would ever see anything on a par with Trevor Nunn’s Nickleby a lifetime ago but I did last night.
This was a gripping production with three superb actors.
Brilliantly acted excellently executed and amusing but very long...
Surprised that the actors can do thus with only two intermissions. Astounding bravado performances.
The Lehman Trilogy is a brilliantly acted and creatively told story of one of the world’s largest banking families from its three brothers’ humble beginnings. The three actors play a multitude of parts and keep you mesmerised from beginning to end. I highly recommend this play!
I had mostly enjoyed the 3 hours 30 minutes show by three brilliant actors and a pianist. Simple, touching family story with the family businesses, money and love. After this masterpiece and one of the very best shows directed by Sam Mendes and sexy Simon Russel Beale, I have no desire to see another show for a very ver long time. Thank you for this unforgettable evening!
This is an intelligent, creative masterpiece. Outstanding acting and masterful set design - one of the best things I have seen in theatre.
I spent nearly £70 because all the reviews for this were lavish (only when I look back does Time Out I see hint about the play itself.) It told me nothing I didn't know - anyone who has read Ozymandias has 'seen' this play. It is stultifyingly dull to look at - the actors don't even change costume. The 'play' is mostly narration in the 3rd person of each actor telling us what they are doing, "He takes a handkerchief from his pocket and mops his brow. Brow. Pocket." Phhh. Yeah? Like I can see? You are asked to have a fond indulgence for a family who profited from the slave trade. And feel sorry only for stockbrokers shooting themselves after the crash - not the poor. I don't know. Like I say it's sonorous, dull and thwackingly morally oblique. But that's just how I found it.
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
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
Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance.
Children under 5 years and babes in arms will not be admitted.
Saturday 11th May, 2019 to Saturday 3rd August, 2019.
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY