The Lehman Trilogy will return to the West End in 2023

Fresh from it’s big wins at the Tony Awards, The Lehman Trilogy will return to the West End in 2023.

The hit play, written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, last night picked up five Tony Awards including Best Play for its Broadway run.

Producers the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions have announced plans for the show to return to London’s West End in January 2023 for a strictly limited season.

The Lehman Trilogy will play for a limited 17-week season at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 January 2023, with an opening night set for 8 February.

This “genuinely epic production” (The New York Times) is the story of a family and a company that changed the world. Directed by multi-Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, 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. The decades unfold within the cinematic sweep of designer Es Devlin’s Tony Award® winning set, a “slowly rotating masterpiece” (Variety).

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.

Alongside Best Play, Best Director (Sam Mendes) and Best Scenic Design (Es Devlin), The Lehman Trilogy was also the winner of Best Lighting Design (Jon Clark), and Best Actor (Simon Russell Beale) at the 2022 Tonys, making the production the most awarded play at the Tony’s this season.

The show’s creative team also includes costume design is by Katrina Lindsay, video design by Luke Halls,. The Composer & Sound Designer is Nick Powell, the Co-Sound Designer is Dominic Bilkey, with music direction by Candida Caldicot, and movement by Polly Bennett. The West End Director is Zoé Ford Burnett. Casting is by Jessica Ronane CDG CSA.

The Lehman Trilogy previously ran for a 16-week sold-out West End run at the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019 prior to its move to Broadway, originally in March 2020 and then September 2021 due to the pandemic.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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