Sam Mendes is to direct the UK Premiere of Stefano Massini's The Lehman Trilogy, adapted by Ben Power. A co-production by Neal Street Productions and the National Theatre.
The Lehman Trilogy, by Stefano Massini a hit play across Europe, will be staged in the Lyttelton Theatre at the NT in a new English adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Sam Mendes. 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 soon 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 is the story of a family and a company that changed the world. Stefano Massini's vast and poetic play unfolds over three parts in a single evening, opening in July, cast to be announced.