The Lehman Trilogy: National Theatre of London


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Aug 11 2:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre of London on Screen
Run Time:210 minutes (including intermissions)


“The Lehman Trilogy” is 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 (American Beauty, Skyfall) 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.

“Astonishing … an acting masterclass.” — The Guardian

“Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.” — The Times

“Spectacular saga … magnificently performed.” — The Stage

“Absorbingly performed. A trio of performances you can bank on.” — Evening Standard

“Enthralling … a powerful, thought-provoking play.” — Independent

“An epic piece of storytelling.” — Time Out