The Lehman Trilogy
FINAL CURTAIN CALL
This show is no longer running at Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Michael Balogun (Death of England: Delroy, Macbeth), Hadley Fraser (The Antipodes, Coriolanus) and Nigel Lindsay (The Pillowman, A Small Family Business) star as the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in this extraordinary feat of story-telling, told in three parts on a single evening.
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, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.
Don’t miss the ‘must-see masterwork’ (The Telegraph), now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre until 20 May.
The Lehman Trilogy is written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, with a Tony Award®-winning set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, video design by Luke Halls, and lighting design by Jon Clark. The Composer & Sound Designer is Nick Powell, the Co-Sound Designer is Dominic Bilkey, with music direction by Candida Caldicot, and movement by Polly Bennett. The West End Director is Zoé Ford Burnett, company voice work is by Charmian Hoare and casting by Jessica Ronane CDG.
VENUE Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW
TICKETS From £20.
All tickets include a £1.70 restoration levy
RUNNING TIME 3 hours 20 minutes, including two intervals
Please arrive in plenty of time. Latecomers cannot be admitted until the first interval and there is no re-admittance.
AGE RECOMMENDATION This production contains moments and themes that might be unsuitable for children including the non-graphic depiction of a suicide, mentions of suicide and infrequent mention of death, war and slavery. Children under four cannot be admitted. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.
- Captioned Performances – Monday 20th February, 7pm & Saturday 18th March, 1pm
- BSL performance – Saturday 11th March, 1pm
- Audio described performances – Monday 27th February, 7pm & Saturday 25th March, 1pm
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CONTENT WARNINGS 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. For further information please contact the Box Office.
Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. The schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holidays, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.
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Michael Balogun (Death of England: Delroy, Macbeth, National Theatre) will play the role of Emanuel Lehman with Hadley Fraser (The Antipodes, National Theatre; Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse) playing the role of Mayer Lehman and Nigel Lindsay (The Pillowman, A Small Family Business, National Theatre) playing the role of Henry Lehman. They will be joined by pianist, Yshani Perinpanayagam.
Also in the company are Ravi Aujla as Janitor and Understudy Emanuel Lehman, Will Harrison-Wallace as Understudy Mayer Lehman, Leighton Pugh as Understudy Henry Lehman, and pianist, Erika Gundesen.
Pictured: Michael Balogun, Nigel Lindsay and Hadley Fraser. Image by Helen Murray.
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From the original run
‘A genuinely epic production.
You’re left reeling by the scope and vitality of it all.’
The New York Times
‘Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.’
‘A brilliant theatrical experience.’
An intimate epic about the shifting definition of the American dream.’
‘A must-see event.
Epic in every conceivable way. You dare not miss it.’
New York Post
‘True blockbuster theatre that will hold you captive
until the final curtain call.’
‘A triumph. Exhilarating and sublime.’
The Washington Post
Far and away the best thing I’ve seen on stage.’
The Chicago Tribune
A miracle and a spellbinding demonstration of theatre’s possibilities.’