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, The Ferryman) 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 is a recorded broadcast of the live performance from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

‘Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs’
The Times

‘A magical piece of storytelling. Towering performances from three magnificent actors’
What’s On Stage

‘Spectacular saga… magnificently performed’
The Stage

Please note: This is a recorded version of the Live Broadcast that was originally scheduled in July 2019 which could not be shown for technical reasons. If you had purchased a ticket for the 25th July screening, please use the same ticket for this broadcast or contact Box Office on 01823 283244 for a refund.

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13 August 2019 7:00PM

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Ticket Prices

Standard from £19.00 Senior from £17.00 Student from £12.00
Suitable for 12A

Running Time

210 mins +2 intervals