U.K, 2019, 210 min, 2K DCP, Wri. Stefano Massini & adapted by Ben Power, Dir. Sam Mendes, Rated PG-13, ByExperience
"Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles." – Tim Bano, The Stage
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 from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
This production includes two intermissions. The Friday 8/16 screening features English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.
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