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FILM SYNOPSIS

12A As Live

NT Live - The Lehman Trilogy

240 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Distributor:
National Theatre Live
Release Date:
25/07/2019
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Genre:
Theatre;

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National Theatre Live 2019
The Lehman Trilogy
By Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power.
Directed by Sam Mendes
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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, American Beauty) 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.