NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING
By Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Sam Mendes
'An astonishing evening.....an acting masterclass' Guardian
This smash-hit stage play will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. It returns to the UK following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and Broadway and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Best Actor - joint nomination for Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale (who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons) as well as Best Set Design for Es Devlin.
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.
***** Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs. The Times
Towering performances from 3 magnificent actors. Whats On Stage
An epic piece of story telling Time Out
***** I urge you to see this extraordinary theatrical experience Daily Telegraph
***** A theatrical landmark Daily Mail
Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student £12.30
(includes an admin fee of 30p)
Accessible seating available by calling the box office