The show will play in London for a limited 17-week run, marking its first return to the city after its original critically acclaimed run in the West End a few years ago. Directed by Sam Mendes, the production stars Michael Balogun, Hadley Fraser and Nigel Lindsay in the title roles – narrating the story of a family who created an empire that will ultimately break the whole world into pieces.
Greed can only lead to destruction, except when it comes to that show that just can’t get enough awards. With only a few weeks from now until being fully settled in the West End, The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed version of The Lehman Trilogy has launched today its first set of pictures – featuring Michael Balogun, Hadley Fraser and Nigel Lindsay, who will be starring in the title roles.
Narrated through three generations of the (in)famous family, the play explores the initial struggles and later rise of the Bavarian siblings during their coming to America – step by step evolving into a triumph of opulence and excess succeeded by a catastrophic fall that will reverberate into one of the world’s biggest economic crisis. Directed by Sam Mendes, the cast also includes Yshani Perinpanayagam as the show’s pianist, as well as Ravi Aujla as the Janitor (and also cover), with Will Harrison-Wallace and Leighton Pugh – who will also be returning to their understudy roles.
First performed at the Lyttelton Theatre in 2018, the production was followed by a sold-out run at the Park Avenue Armory in the Spring of 2019, afterwards returning to London for a 16-week sold-out run at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End from May until August 2019. 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, Zoé Ford Burnett. Company voice work is by Charmian Hoare, among others.
All images credit to Mark Douet.
The Lehman Trilogy will play at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 January to 20 May. Tickets are available on the following link.