The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
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.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.
Approx Runtime: 170 mins inc. intermission
★★★★★ One of the most important plays of the year. ~ Guardian
★★★★★ A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel. ~ Observer
★★★★★ Rufus Norris’s effortlessly enjoyable production is everything a show should be. It speaks to all of us, today. ~ Metro
★★★★ Breathtaking. An all-encompassing and absorbing production. ~ WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ Epic and inspiring. Exceptional performances. ~ Daily Telegraph