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June 18, 2024

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London's Gillian Lynne Theatre

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Sam Mendes' production of The Lehman Trilogy returns to London's Gillian Lyne Theatre for a limited run this September.


The Lehman Trilogy

Howard W. Overshown, John Heffernan and Aaron Krohn. Photo: Kevin Berne

Critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy returns to the West End in September following acclaimed international seasons.

The five-time Tony Award winning production is written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by multi-award-winning director, Sam Mendes with set design by Es Devlin, will play at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 September 2024 until 5 January 2025. BOOK THE LEHMAN TRILOGY TICKETS

The Lehman Trilogy is a sweeping story of a family spanning generations and a company that changed the world.

John Heffernan, Aaron Krohn and Howard W. Overshown will reprise their in London, following a critically acclaimed run in San Francisco.

Sam Mendes said "I heard about Stefano Massini's The Lehman Trilogy in 2015 .  A year later, together with Ben Power and Es Devlin, a company of twelve actors at the National Theatre Studio read aloud a literal translation of what was in fact an epic poem.  After a year of shaping it into a form we felt might chime for English speaking audiences who had lived through the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown, it had morphed into a three-hander which premiered at the National Theatre in 2018.  Now, seven years later, the production has been enjoyed on three continents, and on Broadway and is returning to the West End for the third time.  This feels like a tribute to everyone who believed in it and collaborated in its making.”

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.

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Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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