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About the show

After a successful run at the National Theatre's Lyttelton and a brief trip to New York, The Lehman Trilogy enjoys its West End transfer at Piccadilly Theatre. Sam Mendes’ expansive American tale is based on the true story of the financial crisis that continues to cause ripples around the world.

The play takes its audience from the fledgling days of The Lehman Brothers in 1844 New York. The family firm goes from strength to strength as the brothers aim towards their big American dream. Spanning generations, it introduces us to the founders’ sons and grandsons, before charting their downfall and the 2008 financial crash.

Sam Mendes (The Ferryman) directs this play by Stefano Massini which is adapted by Ben Power. It is co-produced by Neal Street Productions and the National Theatre.

Adam Godley (Close of Play) and Simon Russell Beale (Mr. Foote's Other Leg) reprise their roles for the Piccadilly Theatre season, with Dominik Tiefenthaler joining them as Emanuel Lehman.

The set design is courtesy of Es Devlin with costume design by Katrine Lindsay. Video design comes from Luke Halls, music and sound design is by Nick Powell and lighting design comes from Jon Clark. Candida Caldicot contributes music direction and movement is by Polly Bennett.

A poetic and important production, The Lehman Trilogy is the fascinating tale of the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall of a global empire. The show runs from 11 May 2019 for a strictly limited 12-week run at Piccadilly Theatre.

Who Should See It?

News junkies and FT readers will enjoy this real life story while fans of Adam Godley and Simon Russell Beale will find much to impress.

The Lehman Trilogy is not suitable for children.

Playing at

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
Seating Plan

Piccadilly Theatre seating plan

Booking period

11th May 2019

12th Aug 2020

31st Aug 2019

Running time

3 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)


Not suitable for children