Thu 25th July, 2019, 7pm to 8pm
Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University, LE11 3BT
Tickets: £10/ £5 students (Limited availability on the door - cash only)
The Lehman Trilogy
by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
directed by Sam Mendes
Approx run time: 3hrs 30min with two 15 min intervals
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 broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.