The Lehman Trilogy
Thursday 25th July 2019, Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start
Live Cinema Isle of Man – theatrical screening from the National Theatre Live.
By Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, and directed by Sam Mendes.
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.
★★★★★ “What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass.” – Guardian
★★★★★ “Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.” – Times
★★★★ “Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles.” – The Stage
Running Time: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes, including two 15 minute intervals