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The Lehman Trilogy

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Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fridays, 7pm to 10:35pm Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1pm to 10:35pm Sundays, 1pm to 4:35pm Monday 26 February to Sunday 24 March Except Monday 4 March, Tuesday 5 March, Monday 11 March, Tuesday 12 March and Monday 18 March

Cost

Starting from: $69+BF

"Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs." – The Times

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ five-time Tony Award®-winning Best Play, The Lehman Trilogy, comes to Sydney following critically acclaimed sold-out runs in London’s West End and on Broadway.

Written by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by multi-award-winning director, Sam Mendes, with set design by Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of storytelling told in three parts on a single evening. Hailed by The New York Times as 'a genuinely epic production', The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.

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, triggering the largest financial crisis in history.

Limited season playing from 26 February through to 24 March.

Aaron Krohn will play the role of Mayer Lehman. Credits include Sam Mendes’ production of As You Like It (2010) with The Bridge Project, Mendes’ transatlantic collaboration with the Old Vic and the Brooklyn Academy of Music spanning three years and travelling to 15 international cities and Mendes’ Tony-winning production of Cabaret (2014), co-directed with choreographer Rob Marshall for Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway.

Howard W. Overshown will reprise his performance of Emanuel Lehman, a role he played at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (2022). Credits include Sam Mendes’ production of Richard III for The Bridge Project (2012) and A Soldier’s Play, Roundabout Theatre Company (2020).

Adrian Schiller will play the role of Henry Lehman. Credits include Yaël Farber's production of The Crucible, Old Vic (2014), Benedict Andrews’ production of Three Sisters, Young Vic (2012) and Abigail Graham’s production of The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe (2022).

They will be joined by pianist, Cat Beveridge.

Ravi Aujla will play the role of Janitor and the understudy role of Emanuel Lehman. Performing the other understudy roles, are Leighton Pugh as Henry Lehman, Simon Victor as Mayer Lehman and Anyssa Neumann as the alternate pianist.

"A spellbinding exercise in storytelling" – Washington Post

Production Photography: 2022 LA Cast pictured.

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