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THE TONY AWARD®-WINNING BEST PLAY RETURNS TO LONDON

Following an acclaimed season in Los Angeles and a highly lauded run on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play. Directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, 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.

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.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices include a £1.70 LW Theatres Restoration Levy

Groups Rate (10+): £50

Selected seats only. Mon-Thurs, excluding all Peak weeks and subject to availability.

For bookings please contact LW Theatres' Groups team on [email protected]

Education Rate (10+): £25

Selected seats only. Mon-Thurs, excluding all Peak weeks and subject to availability.

For bookings please contact LW Theatres' Groups team on [email protected]

Book access tickets for The Lehman Trilogy here. Access performances are: 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

Cast & Creative

Casting to be announced

Playwright

Stefano Massini

Playwright

Stefano Massini

Stefano Massini is the first Italian author to be awarded with a Tony Award. He is an internationally renowned novelist and playwright who regularly contributes to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. For several years he has served as artistic consultant at Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa. His works, including The Lehman Trilogy, have been translated into 27 languages, and his plays have been performed in more theatres around the world than those of any other living Italian writer, produced as far afield as Iran and Korea, and staged by directors such as Luca Ronconi and Sam Mendes. His most acclaimed works, beyond The Lehman Trilogy, include: Intractable Woman, a decades-long international success; Ladies Football Club, which premiered to wide acclaim in Spain; and 7 Minutes, hailed by LeMonde as a "masterpiece" at the Comédie Française. He has won numerous Italian and foreign awards, including the Premio Vittorio Tondelli, the Premio Ubu, the Tony Award, the Drama Guild Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Qualcosa sui Lehman (The Lehman Trilogy) was among the most acclaimed novels published in Italy in recent years and won the Selezione Campiello Prize, the Super Mondello Prize, the De Sica Prize, the Prix Médicis Essai and the Prix Meilleur Livre Étranger. He is currently creating a new multi-part play about the history of the atomic bomb, entitled Manhattan Project.

Adaptor

Ben Power

Adaptor

Ben Power

Ben Power is a Tony Award-winning writer for theatre, television and film. Since 2010, he has worked at the National Theatre, including six years as Deputy Artistic Director and two years programming The Shed. In addition to his internationally successful adaptation of the The Lehman Trilogy, his adaptations for the National include DH Lawrence's Husbands & Sons, Euripides' Medea and Ibsen's Emperor & Galilean. He has worked as dramaturg and writer for companies such as the RSC, Complicite & Headlong, where he was Associate Director and created adaptations of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author and Marlowe's Dr Faustus. Work on screen includes his BAFTA longlisted adaptation of Robert Harris' Munich: Edge of War for Netflix and the BAFTA winning BBC Shakespeare adaptation The Hollow Crown.

Director

SAM MENDES

Director

SAM MENDES

Sam Mendes founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years. He was the founding director of Neal Street Productions and The Bridge Project. His work has been seen at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Old Vic, Young Vic, BAM, the West End and on Broadway. Films include "American Beauty," "Road to Perdition," "Jarhead," "Revolutionary Road," "Away We Go," "Skyfall," "Spectre" "1917" and most recently "Empire of Light." Awards include the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture and three other Academy Award nominations, five BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Tony Awards, five Olivier Awards, the Olivier Special Award, three Evening Standard Awards, two Directors Guild of America Awards, the PGA award, the Jason Robards Award, and the Hamburg Shakespeare Prize. He has also won the Director's Guild Award for lifetime achievement. He is an Honorary Fellow of the National Film and Television School, and a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was made a CBE in 2000, and knighted in 2020 for services to drama.

Set Design

Es Devlin

Set Design

Es Devlin

The London-based artist and designer Es Devlin works in a range of media, often mapping light and projected film onto kinetic sculptural forms. Her practice began in narrative theatre and experimental opera and she has made lyric stage sculptures in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, The Weeknd and Adele.

Her solo sculptural work explores machine-learning and collective poetry, most recently Forest for Change (Somerset House), The Poem Pavillion (Expo 2020), Mask (Somerset House), Memory Palace (Pitzhanger), Please Feed the Lions (Trafalgar Square), PoemPortraits (Serpentine Gallery), and The Singing Tree (the V&A Museum). Large-scale explorations of labyrinth and map geometries include Room 2022 (Miami Art Basel, 2017) and EGG (the XI Gallery in New York).

Recent theatre includes A Number (Old Vic), The Lehman Trilogy (West End and Broadway), The Hunt (Almeida), Hamlet (Barbican), Chimerica (Almeida, Harold Pinter Theatre), The Nether (Royal Court, Duke of Yorks).

Her opera work includes Carmen (Bregenz), Otello (The Met) and Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House).

Her practice was the subject of the Netflix documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, and her talks include Ted 2019.

She has been awarded three Olivier Awards, a Tony, a UAL fellowship, was made OBE in 2015 and is the Artistic Director of the London Biennale.

Costume Design

Katrina Lindsay

Costume Design

Katrina Lindsay

Katrina Lindsay is a set and costume designer working internationally in theatre, opera, ballet and film. Recent costume designs include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End, Broadway and worldwide); 101 Dalmatians (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Burn with Alan Cumming (National Theatre of Scotland/Edinburgh International Festival); Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch (Barbican/NT Live); American Psycho (Almeida Theatre and Broadway). As set and costume designer at the National Theatre: Small Island, Hex, Three Sisters, Mosquitoes with Olivia Colman, Behind the Beautiful Forevers and London Road; plus production designer on the film of London Road (Cuba Pictures). Costume designs for opera include Terry Gilliam's Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for the ENO and around the world. Katrina won the 2008 Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Costume for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway and the 2017 Olivier Award and 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Katrina is an associate of the National Theatre.

Video Designer

Luke Halls

Video Design

Luke Halls

Theatre: West Side Story (Broadway); The Starry Messenger, Everyone's Talking About Jamie, The Moderate Soprano, Frozen (West End); Miss Saigon (Austria, Japan, New York, UK Tour); 2071, The Nether (also West End), Linda, Girls and Boys (Royal Court); Magic Mike London (London Hippodrome); Lucia Di Lammermoor (Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera); Boris Godunov (Teatro alla Scala); Don Giovanni, Like Water For Chocolate (Royal Opera House); Carmen, Madame Butterfly (Bregenz, Austria), Atlas (LA Philharmonic).

Projections for: Frameless (immersive art exhibition, Marylebone), Adele, Rihanna, Paris Fashion Week, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 2022, Olympic Paralympic 2012 closing ceremonies and 2019 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony. Halls has received a 2020 Drama Desk Award for West Side Story, Knight of Illumination Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and a BAFTA for The Cube.

Lighting Designer

Jon Clark

Lighting Designer

Jon Clark

Jon is an award-winning lighting designer. He has designed extensively in the West End, on Broadway, for the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, RSC and with many other companies in the UK and internationally. Theatre includes: The Lehman Trilogy (Tony Award; Broadway, NT, LA, West End); Cyrano de Bergerac (West End, Glasgow, New York); The Inheritance (Olivier Award & Tony nomination; Young Vic, Broadway & West End); The Shark Is Broken, The Commitments (West End); Betrayal, King Charles III (Broadway & West End). Opera includes: Hamlet (Glyndebourne & Metropolitan Opera); The Exterminating Angel (Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Saltzburg Festival); Krol Roger (Royal Opera House, Sydney Opera House).

Composer and Sound Designer

Nick Powell

Composer and Sound Designer

Nick Powell

Theatre sound/ composition includes: The Glass Menagerie, The Mirror And The Light (West End), The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre, West End and USA - Tony and Olivier Nomination for Best Sound Designer and Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play); The Tell-Tale Heart, Othello (National Theatre); Julius Caesar (The Bridge); The Ferryman (Royal Court, West End and on Broadway - Tony Nomination for Best Sound Design of a Play and winner of Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design); The Nether (West End); The Glow, The Prudes, X, Unreachable, Narrative, Get Santa! The Vertical Hour (Royal Court); People, Places and Things, (Stadsteatern, Stockholm); City of Glass (59 Productions); Alice in Wonderland (Lyceum, Edinburgh); Peter Pan, All My Sons, Lord of the Flies and The Crucible (Regent's Park, UK tour); Lanark: A Life in Three Acts (Citizens and Edinburgh International Festival); Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (RSC, West End and on Broadway); Dunsinane (RSC and on tour); 27, Realism, The Wonderful World of Dissocia for the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival; A Life of Galileo, Richard III, The Drunks and God in Ruins (RSC); Urtain, Marat- Sade and Los Macbez (Animalario and CDN Madrid); Paradise, Bank On It (Theatre Rites/ Rhurtriennale); 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (Cheek by Jowl); The Wolves in the Walls (Improbable, National Theatre of Scotland, Tramway, Lyric, Hammersmith, New Victory: NYC).

Nick also writes for TV and film. He is half of OSKAR, who have released two albums, made installations for the V&A and CCA, and written live soundtracks for Prada in Milan. In 2017, he scored Bloom, the opening event of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao's 20th anniversary celebration 'Reflections'. His chamber piece 'Cold Calling: The Arctic Project' was presented at the Birmingham Rep with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Nick is the composer of 2 rooms of Frameless the immersive art exhibition in the West End..

Nick scored Spanish director Juan Cavestany's Un Efecto Óptico premiered San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2020, and was music consultant on Sam Mendes' 1917. Nick's solo LP's Walls Fall Down was released in spring 2021. Follow up instrumental LP Music From The Black Box was released in June 2022. More info: www.nickpowell.online

Co-Sound Design

Dominic Bilkey

Co-Sound Design

Dominic Bilkey

Dominic Bilkey is a Tony and Olivier-nominated sound designer and is currently head of sound and video at the National Theatre. He was a recipient of the Technical Theatre Awards (TTA) for Outstanding Achievement in Sound. Bilkey is actively involved in teaching sound and associated technologies at a number of UK-based universities. Recent designs: Stumped, Into The Night, Viral, Apollo 13 (Original Theatre Online); Pippi Longstocking the Musical (Royal and Derngate); Peter Pan, Jane Eyre (National Theatre); Shadowlands, Flarepath, Birdsong (Birdsong Productions).

Music Director

Candida Caldicot

Music Director

Candida Caldicot

As a Musical Director her credits include To Kill A Mockingbird (Gielgud Theatre), The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway, West End, National Theatre and The Armory, New York), Black Love (Paines Plough), The Wizard of Oz (Musical Supervisor, Leeds Playhouse), King Lear (Duke of York's Theatre), The Seven Ages of Patience (Kiln Theatre), Carmen - The Gypsy (UK tour), Peter Pan (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Metta Theatre, UK tour), The Shadow Factory (Nuffield Southampton), Queen Anne (RSC, Theatre Royal Haymarket), Woyzeck (The Old Vic), Hecuba; The Witch of Edmonton; The Heresy of Love; The Heart of Robin Hood (RSC), The Tempest (RSC, US Suitcase tour).

As Composer, her credits include The Little Prince (Metta Theatre); Zeraffa Giraffa (Little Angel and Omnibus), Buckets (Orange Tree Theatre), 4 Pepys (Wilderness Festival), Hansel and Gretel, Treasure Island, Much Ado About Nothing, Pinocchio, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Romeo and Juliet, Wind in the Willows (Iris Theatre), Macbeth (Shakespeare in Styria), Once Upon A Time (Booktrust Tour) and The Hostage (Southwark Playhouse).

Movement

Polly Bennett

Movement

Polly Bennett

Polly Bennett is a British movement director, choreographer and practitioner working across theatre, television and film. She achieved critical acclaim for her work coaching Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and her work on The Crown Series 3 and 4, as well as gaining regard for her theatre work including People Places and Things at National Theatre, West End and off-Broadway and Pomona at National Theatre.

Film includes: Movement Coach and Head of Choreography on ELVIS, directed by Baz Luhrman; Movement Coach and Choreographer on I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (Whitney Houston biopic, yet to be released); Movement Coach on CHEVALIER; Movement Coach to Rami Malek on NO TIME TO DIE; Movement Coach to Riz Ahmed on MUGHUL MOWGLI (Pulse Films) directed by Bassam Tariq; Movement Coach to Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Fox); Choreographer for THE LITTLE STRANGER starring Domnhall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson, directed by Lenny Abrahamson; Assistant Choreographer to Toby Sedgwick on STAN & OLLIE, a feature film about Laurel and Hardy starring John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan.

Television includes: NOLLY (ITV Studios), WOLF (Hartwood Films and BBC), HISTORY OF A PLEASURE SEEKER (ABC Pilot), THE GREAT Series 1 & 2 (Hulu), THE CROWN Series 3, 4 & 5 (Netflix), ONE NORMAL NIGHT (Sky Arts), KILLING EVE (BBC America).

Theatre includes: House Of Shades (The Almeida), Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse Theatre), Botticelli in the Fire (Hampstead Theatre), Peter Gynt (National Theatre and EIF), Rutherford and Son (National Theatre), Venice Preserved (RSC), Sweat (Donmar Warehouse and West End), The Village (Stratford East), Maydays (RSC), White Teeth (The Kiln), The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre, West End & Park Avenue Armoury), As You Like It (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Great Wave (National Theatre), Circle Mirror Transformation (HOME), Tell Me the Truth About Love (Sage Theatre, Newcastle for Streetwise Opera), People, Places and Things (St Anne's Warehouse, off-Broadway), Salome (RSC), Touch (Soho), Tribes (Sheffield Crucible), Woyzeck (Old Vic Theatre), Junkyard (Headlong), Travesties (Apollo), Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams), Henry V (RSC in Shanghai Arts Centre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Royal Exchange), Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Deep Blue Sea (National Theatre), Doctor Faustus (Duke of York's), People, Places and Things (West End and National Theatre), The Maids (Trafalgar Studios), A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC, as Deputy), Yen (Royal Court/Royal Exchange), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep), Plaques and Tangles (Royal Court), Pomona (National Theatre, Royal Exchange, Orange Tree), Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), Hang (Royal Court), The Famous Victories of Henry V (RSC), Songs for a New World (St James Theatre), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Repertory Theatre), The Angry Brigade (UK Tour, Bush), When the World Was Small (Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru), The Kingmaker (St James Theatre), A Mad World My Masters (RSC/ETT), Dunsinane (National Theatre Scotland, UK, Asian and US Tour), The King's Speech (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough, UK Tour), Helver's Night (York Theatre Royal), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air Theatre, UK Tour), Ragnarok (Eastern Angles), Mock Tudor (Pleasance, Theatre 503), Anna (Aix-en-Provence International Festival), Nut (National Theatre), Hysteria (Hampstead Theatre), Acis and Galatea (Iford Opera), Mudlarks (Bush Theatre), The Lights (The Spring) and Celebrity Night at Café Red (Trafalgar Studios).

Normal Night (Sky Arts)

West End Director

Zoé Ford Burnett

West End Director

Zoé Ford Burnett

Work as director and associate director includes productions at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, Shakespeare's Globe, Arcola Theatre, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Barbican, Broadway, West End and Los Angeles.

Credits as director include Machinal, Close Quarters, 1984, Octavia, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Sonnets, Richard III, A Life in Theatre, Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Blood Wedding, and School for Scandal.

Casting

Jessica Ronane CDG CSA

Casting

Jessica Ronane CDG CSA

Jessica is Casting Director for Second Half Productions. She is also Casting Consultant for The Old Vic having spent the last 6 years as in-house Casting Director for Matthew Warchus.

Jessica is Vice Chair of the Casting Directors Guild and a voting member of BAFTA.

Jessica's work at The Old Vic includes: The Dumb Waiter, Faith Healer, Endgame/Rough for Theatre II, A Christmas Carol, Lungs, A Very Expensive Poison, Present Laughter, All My Sons, The American Clock, SYLVIA, A Monster Calls, Mood Music, Fanny & Alexander, Woyzeck, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, King Lear, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, The Hairy Ape, Future Conditional (The Old Vic); Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/West End); The Divide (The Old Vic/ EIF)

Other recent theatre credits include: The Glass Menagerie (dir. Jeremy Herrin, West End)

Jessica's film credits include: The Kid Who Would Be King (dir. Joe Cornish), Emma (dir. Autumn de Wilde), Longbourn (dir. Sharon Macguire), Rumpelstiltskin (dir. Richard Jones).

Jessica's TV credits include: The Amazing Mr. Blunden (dir. Mark Gatiss)

Jessica's videogame credits include: The Architect (Supermassive Games, dir. Aletta Collins)

Upcoming work includes: Bong Joon-Ho's next feature film, Mickey 7; Josie Rourke's next feature, Parliament Square, for Working Title Films; Philippa Lowthorpe's The Buccaneers, for Carnival Films; The Lehman Trilogy, to be directed by Sam Mendes for the West End; Luca Guadagninos' remake of Brideshead Revisited and True Detective: Night Country, to be directed by Issa Lopez for HBO.

A co-production from the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions.

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