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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, 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, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
Sam Mendes (Skyfall, King Lear) returns to the National to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini's vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe.
Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£62, £54, £44, £31, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£67, £58, £48, £34, £18
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Mon 6 August, 7pm
Wed 8 August, 7pm
Simon Russell Beale
Author: Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
Composer: Nick Powell
Director: Sam Mendes
Set designer: Es Devlin
Costume designer: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Nick Powell
Video designer: Luke Halls
Production: Co-production with Neal Street Productions