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.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award-nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be filmed live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
★★★★★ "What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass " - Guardian
★★★★★ "Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs " - The Times
★★★★ "Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles "- The Stage
'Theatre at its best Sam Mendes triumphs.' - The Times
'A major theatrical event.' - Mail on Sunday
'An epic piece of storytelling.' - Time Out