The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
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.
It lets capitalism off the hook but there is a great deal to enjoy from Sam Mendes’ deceptively simple, pared back production
A bankably brilliant theatrical experience
The chemistry between the three actors is superb – Miles fierily assertive, Russell Beale ably negotiating the spectrum from whimsical to philosophical, Godley utterly inhabiting whichever role he takes on
This is a long play, but the actors attack a dense script with such energy, humour and classical mastery that the drama canters weightlessly on through 174 years
He Lehman Brothers is a symphony: powerful, authentic, and fascinating
Tale of Lehman Brothers’ collapse is a theatrical banker