Sam Mendes directs 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.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design and is directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty). Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.