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 will be broadcast live from London's West End as part of National Theatre Live's 10th Birthday season.

  • Sep 14, 2019
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  • Adam Godley

    Adam GodleyActor

    Adam Godley is a film, television and theatre actor. He is a Tony Award nominee and has been nominated four times for the Olivier Award. He began his acting career at the age of 9, in a BBC radio production of Hemingway's My Old Man. His first stage role came at age 11, as Prince Giovanni in The White Devil at The Old Vic. His childhood career also included work at London's National Theatre, in Lillian Helman's Watch on the Rhine, and Close of Play, directed by Harold Pinter.
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  • BEN MILES

    BEN MILESActor

  • SIMON RUSSELL BEALE

    SIMON RUSSELL BEALEActor

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    WILL HARRISON-WALLACEActor

  • SAM MENDES

    SAM MENDESDirector

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