Paramount Presents: National Theatre Live in HD – The Lehman Trilogy

By Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Sam Mendes
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 4 hours

★★★★★ What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass.
– The Guardian

★★★★★ “Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.” – The Times

★★★★★ “Theatrical magnificence…an astonishing theatrical event not to be missed.”
– New York Stage Review

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons.

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 from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.

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The historic Paramount Theater a Charlottesville landmark built in 1931 offers a wide variety of live art performances. Check their website for performance schedule. On November 25, 1931, The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia opened its doors as one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. With its exceptional... more