Booking to 21 May 2023
A gripping story of a family that changed the world
Sam Mendes‘ (Skyfall, King Lear) Tony Award winning production of The Lehman Trilogy returns to London’s West End starring Michael Balogun, Hadley Fraser, and Nigel Lindsay.
Following a smash-hit run on Broadway where it won five Tony Awards including Best New Play and Best Director for Sam Mendes, the original sold-out National Theatre production is playing a limited 17-week season at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of story-telling told in three parts on a single evening.
Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a genuinely epic production’, The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.
The Lehman Trilogy is playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre until 21 May 2023.
What's the story of The Lehman Trilogy?
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.
Who is in the cast of The Lehman Trilogy?
The cast includes Michael Balogun (Death of England: Delroy, Top Boy) as Emanuel Lehman, Hadley Fraser (Coriolanus, City of Angels) as Mayer Lehman and Nigel Lindsay (Woman In Mind, The Capture) as Henry Lehman.
The principle pianist is Yshani Perinpanayagam, and the understudies are Ravi Aujla as Emanuel Lehman, Will Harrison-Wallace as Mayer Lehman and Leighton Pugh as Henry Lehman, and Erika Gundesen as the understudy pianist.
Who are the creative team of The Lehman Trilogy?
The Lehman Trilogy is directed by Sam Mendes with set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, video design by Luke Halls, lighting design by Jon Clark, and music and sound design by Nick Powell. The music director is Candida Caldicot, with movement by Polly Bennett.
Reviews of The Lehman Trilogy★★★★★ "A mesmerising epic, perfectly played" - The Times (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★★ "Pure theatre magic" - i News (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★ "Sam Mendes’s enthralling production - Evening Standard (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★ "Its theatricality is utterly astonishing" - The Guardian (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★ "A gripping tale" - The Telegraph (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★ "This dazzling piece of storytelling" - TimeOut (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★ "Sam Mendes’ stunning epic returns to the West End" - The Stage (Gillian Lynne Theatre)
★★★★★ "Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs" The Times (National Theatre)
★★★★★ "What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass" - Guardian (National Theatre)
★★★★ "Spectacular saga magnificently performed" - The Stage (National Theatre)
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
This production features instances of flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects.
The production contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing. This includes the non-graphic depiction of a suicide and mentions of suicide. There is also infrequent mention of death, war and slavery.
Assisted Performances: Captioned Performance: Monday 20 February, 7pm / Saturday 18 March, 1pm; Audio Described Performance: Monday 27 February, 7pm / Saturday 25 March, 1pm; BSL Performance:Saturday 11 March, 1pm
Venue InformationGillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68
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