The Lehman Trilogy
Running Time: 3 hours 40 minutes (with two intervals)
The play charts the history of the Lehman brothers: the financial services empire felled by the financial crisis. Beginning with the firm's fledgling days in 1844 New York, it soars through the ensuing years and introduces us to the founding brothers as well as their sons and grandsons.
Massini's play got its premiere at Milan's Piccolo Teatro in 2015. Upon seeing it, Power was compelled to write an English version. This was co-produced by Neal Street Productions with the National Theatre.
The Lyttelton run starred Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles. The three will reprise their roles for the Piccadilly Theatre season.
Sam Mendes is a multi-award winning director for stage and film whose theatre credits include The Ferryman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The production boasts set design by Es Devlin and costume design by Katrine Lindsay. Video design is by Luke Halls while lighting design is by Jon Clark. Music and sound design comes from Nick Powell, music direction from Candida Caldicot and movement from Polly Bennett.