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.
An epic piece of storytelling about a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Sam Mendes directs Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe, with Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles playing the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet).
An Astonishing evening. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian.
Theatre at its best. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The Times.
A NT Live screening of the National Theatre production from the Piccadilly Theatre in London.