The Lehman Trilogy Tickets
Starring: Adam Godley, Ben Miles, Simon Russell Beale
Booking from: Saturday, 11 May 2019
Booking until: Tuesday, 20 August 2019Book tickets
Saturday, 11 May 2019
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
The Lehman Trilogy – How to trash an entire planet's economy
What killed the world's economy in 2008? Bad lending, poor financial practices, greed, stupidity, short sightedness... and the Lehman Brothers' bank. Now we're enjoying the theatrical fallout in the shape of the National theatre’s The Lehman Trilogy, which transfers to the West End after a sell-out run at the Lyttelton.
On a chilly September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands at New York's docks. He's dreaming about the new life that awaits him in the new world. When he's joined by his two brothers, a remarkable story starts. 163 years later, Lehman Brothers collapses into spectacular bankruptcy, and the biggest financial crisis in history begins.
The financial crisis is still going on. We're still suffering under austerity measures. The banks are still doing what they always did, regardless, and the taxpayer has footed the bill. We need this play, if only to remind those in power about the danger of hubris.
It's a 'vast and poetic' play that's proving remarkable popular, maybe because people are still reeling from the crisis. As The Guardian says, it's an, “astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass". The Times gives it four stars, saying it is, “Theatre at its best.” The Stage says it's a “Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles". The Evening Standard says it is "Absorbingly performed. A trio of performances you can bank on". The Independent calls it "A powerful play directed by Sam Mendes with extraordinary elegance”. And the Daily Mail gives it four stars, saying it's, “Ingenious. Three fine actors play out historical saga".
If you'd like to experience a magical piece of real-life storytelling, with towering performances from three of our finest actors, this one is for you. Only Sam Mendes could make a story about financial services fascinating!
Who is this show for?
Being 3 hours 20 minutes long and about banking, this play is intended for people who understand the implications of a global financial crisis. It isn't suitable for children.
13 Jul 2018
London theatre has already offered two theatrical marathons this year, THE INHERITANCE soon to return to the West End, and IMPERIUM, currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Both clock in at around seven hours. By comparison the LEHMAN TRILOGY at the National is a mere three and a half hours and can be viewed in a single performance.
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- Year built: 1928