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. 


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


Piccadilly Theatre

16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

Saturday 15 June 1pm Audio Described performance + 11.30am Touch Tour 

Saturday 29 June 1pm Captioned performance

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after booking.

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.

Where Do I Go

Piccadilly Theatre

16 Denman Street

London, W1D 7DY


4.6(50 reviews)
  • Java

    Aug 28, 2019

    Great stage design and good performances but we gave up after act 2. The way this play is narrated in the third person get really aggravating very quickly. We didn’t care about the Lehman’s story after a while. 100 pounds and another monotonous west end play we will never see again

  • Sylvia

    Aug 28, 2019

    The acting, the scenery, the music - everything was superb

  • roz chan

    Aug 27, 2019

    It was a brilliant performance, mainly dialogue. It was funny, sad and factual. I remember the collapse clearly as I was with friends on our way to Paris on the Eurostar. One of our friends worked for Lehmans. And there it was as we opened up the newspapers...Lehmans goes into administration! I didn't know tye story pf the Lehman brothers could be so interesting even filling in 200 mins. I was seated in the very back row with slightly restricted view but soon forgot about as I was immersed into the story.

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