On 25 July The Lehman Trilogy will be shown at the Cope Auditorium at 7pm. The story is told in three parts on one night making the total running time 210 minutes including two intervals.
The story follows three brothers from Bavaria in 1844, as they build a company that will change the world and eventually spark one of the biggest financial crashes in history. It spans 163 years, with the three actors – Simon Russell Beale (Dunkirk), Adam Godley (Anything Goes, Stephen Sondheim Theatre) and Ben Miles (The Crown) – playing the roles of the Lehman brothers, their sons and their grandsons.
Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall), the Lehman Trilogy has been given fantastic reviews. The Guardian and The Times gave the production 5 stars, with the latter describing it as “theatre at its best”. The New York Times alsocalled it “a genuinely epic production” and it has received five Olivier Award nominations, making it a production not to be missed.
The screening comes as part of the celebrations of National Theatre Live’s 10th anniversary. The first broadcast, a production of Phedre starring Helen Mirren, was shown in June 2009 and since then more than 80 plays have been shown to over 9 million viewers.
Event information can be found here. Tickets can be bought online or on the door (subject to availability) but please note that only cash payments can be taken on the door. Card payments are available for advance online booking.
There is also free parking outside the Cope Auditorium.