'The Lehman Trilogy' to return to Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End

The show won Best Play, Best Director, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Actor at the Tony Awards in 2022, and returns to London this September.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

The Lehman Trilogy will return to London’s West End for a third time this September. Performances will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 24 September, running until 5 January, 2025.

Returning to the cast will be John Heffernan (Nachtland, This Town, The Crown) as Henry Lehman, Aaron Krohn (Spamalot, Twelfth Night) as Mayer Lehman, and Howard W. Overshown (Richard III, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel) as Emanuel Lehman. They will be joined by Cat Beveridge and Anyssa Neumann as principal pianist and alternate pianist.

Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, The Lehman Trilogy tells the story of three brothers who move to America and found the investment firm Lehman Brothers, which — 163 years later — collapses during the 2008 financial crisis.

First seen at the National Theatre in 2018, the show later returned to London for a 16-week run at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2019 and a 17-week run at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in 2023.

The show won Best Play, Best Director, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Actor at the Tony Awards in 2022.

National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris said: “The Lehman Trilogy is storytelling at its best. Its success lies in its simplicity - three actors, one pianist and one set combining to tell an epic family drama in the most intimate way. This extraordinary production has now been seen by over half a million people worldwide and it continues to resonate with audiences whether that be in London, New York, Sydney or San Francisco. We are delighted to be bringing it back to the West End after its previous sold-out runs.”

Director Sam Mendes said: "I heard about Stefano Massini's The Lehman Trilogy in 2015. A year later, together with Ben Power and Es Devlin, a company of twelve actors at the National Theatre Studio read aloud a literal translation of what was in fact an epic poem. After a year of shaping it into a form we felt might chime for English speaking audiences who had lived through the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown, it had morphed into a three-hander which premiered at the National Theatre in 2018. Now, seven years later, the production has been enjoyed on three continents, and on Broadway and is returning to the West End for the third time. This feels like a tribute to everyone who believed in it and collaborated in its making.”

The rest of the creative team includes set designer Es Devlin, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, video designer Luke Halls, lighting designer Jon Clark, composer and sound designer Nick Powell, co-sound designer Dominic Bilkey, music director Candida Caldicot, movement director Polly Bennett, and West End director Rory McGregor.

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