The Lehman Trilogy Tickets
Hailed by The New York Times as 'a genuinely epic production,' The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.
Directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of story-telling told in three parts on a single evening. The decades unfold on stage within the cinematic sweep of Tony Award®-winning designer Es Devlin's 'slowly rotating masterpiece.' (Variety).
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, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.
CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running time3hr 20min (inc two 15min intervals)
Performance dates24 January – 20 May 2023
Please note: 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.
AccessCaptioned: Monday 20th February, 7pm, Saturday 18th March, 1pm; Audio Described: Monday 27th February, 7pm, Saturday 25th March, 1pm; March, 1pm BSL: Saturday 11th March, 1pm
Upcoming Performance Times
Sam Mendes calls on Amazon and Netflix to rescue theatre industry after streaming services make millions during lockdown
James Bond director Sam Mendes (Spectre, Skyfall), who is perhaps best known in the West End for directing the hit plays The Ferryman and The Lehman Trilogy, has pointed the finger at streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime for making millions on the coronavirus lockdown whilst UK theatres have been left in the dust.
“The performing arts need to be saved now,” Mendes urged in a recent op-ed he wrote for the Financial Times. The English stage and film director has called for streaming services to help share the windfall from COVID-19. When you do the math, this certainly isn't asking for much. Back in April, Netflix announced a surprisingly large increase in new subscriptions with approximately 15.8 million new users from around the world signing up for the service in March — when lockdown measures swept Western society.
This is in stark contrast with performing arts spaces, 70% of which are forecast to exhaust all of their funds by the end of the year. And while some entertainment venues such as cinemas and drive-in theatres can continue to stay solvent after lockdown, social distancing measures spell disaster for most UK theatre venues. The industry has been, without a doubt, left high and dry and we can only hope Sam Mendes' rescue package ideas will catch on... and fast!
11 Jun, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting
Dominik Tiefenthaler takes over from Ben Miles in The Lehman Trilogy for final 4 weeks
Acclaimed Austrian-German actor Dominik Tiefenthaler (Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Grand Theft Auto IV) is set to star in the Sam Mendes-directed production of The Lehman Trilogy for its final four weeks in the West End. Having originally sold out at the National Theatre last year, the hit play is now playing to packed houses at London's Piccadilly Theatre.
7 Aug, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Celebrities
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, announced as the National Theatre’s new Royal Patron
The National Theatre has recently announced Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, as their new Royal Patron. The news comes just a month after the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, graced the Dominion Theatre stage in support of the Invictus Games during a special gala performance of Bat Out of Hell. Members of the Royal Family have all throughout history supported London theatre, going all the way back to Shakespearean days. Queen Victoria, for example, famously purchased 20 private seats at the Royal Albert Hall on a 999-year lease and was also, naturally, the proud owner of the venue‘s Queen’s Box.
15 Jan, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Features / New Shows + Transfers
Top 5 most anticipated West End plays for 2019
If you happened to go to the theatre in 2018, then you most certainly remember having dozens upon dozens of options to choose from. In addition to such established London theatre classics as The Woman In Black and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, theatregoers were met with many critically acclaimed plays featuring hot topic issues, including Nina Raine’s tense drama Consent (Harold Pinter Theatre) and the thought-provoking piece Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios 2), which examined racism in the American workplace.
Trafalgar Studios proved to be one of 2018’s top venues for plays with such surprise hits as Arinzé Kene’s Misty and Natasha Gordon’s Nine Night. Meanwhile, the Harold Pinter Theatre together with Jamie Lloyd premiered the first-ever Pinter at the Pinter season, which staged many of the playwright’s rarely seen plays.
Now with 2019 upon us, we weigh in with our picks for the top 5 most anticipated plays for 2019. Read our list below.
27 Dec, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
The Lehman Trilogy to play at the Piccadilly Theatre next year
The Sam Mendes production of The Lehman Trilogy is set to transfer to London’s West End next summer for a highly anticipated 12-week run at the Piccadilly Theatre. Tickets to The Lehman Trilogy go on sale to the general public on 2 November 2018.
16 Oct, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels