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  • THE LEHMAN TRILOGYMONDAY, 8 JULY

    Starts 7.00pm - Approx 3 hours

     

    Sam Mendes, former Artistic Creative Director of the Donmar Warehouse, has returned to London theatre in stellar form since directing the two most recent James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre to critical acclaim. 

    In 2017 he won Best Director at the Olivier Awards for Jez Butterworth’s incisive play set in the Irish troubles, The Ferryman.  Now he has directed what may well become the biggest success story of next year: The Lehman Trilogy.

     

    Opening at the National Theatre in April 2018, The Lehman Trilogy sold out in next to no time and received rapturous reviews all round. 

     

    The absorbing drama follows the decline and fall of an immigrant Jewish family in New York.  Only the family is called Lehman and their decline will lead to the greatest financial crisis the world has ever faced. Covering 150 years of American history, with live piano accompaniment throughout, the play shows how America’s openness allowed the Lehmans to live and flourish, eventually expanding their business from fabrics to cotton to coal to coffee and, eventually, to pure money. 

     

    This story about the skyscraper rise and tumultuous fall of the Lehman Brothers, both the family and the bank they founded, is grown-up theatre at its best.”  The Times *****

     

    “You can see the story in many ways: as a dynastic drama, as a study of the decline and fall of an immigrant Jewish family, as a parable about the dangers of market deregulation…  All in all it makes for a remarkable evening.”  The Guardian *****

     

    “What makes this work a ticket worth cashing in your gilt-edged securities for are its three extraordinary actors, who are the sole occupants of the stage for nearly 180 minutes. They are Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley. Behold them with wonder.”  New York Times

     

    Stalls seats plus supper pre- or post-theatre in The Drawing Room, £95

     

    To buy tickets, please contact Charlotte