The Lehman Trilogy at Theatre Royal Sydney

Wed 21st February, 2024 – Sun 24th March, 2024
Theatre Royal Sydney
108 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $69–$249
The five-time Tony Award-winning epic – directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, 1917) – brings its story of family, perseverance, capitalism and the American dream to the Australian stage for the first time.

Following sold-out runs on Broadway and in London’s West End, the acclaimed National Theatre and Neal Street Productions sensation The Lehman Trilogy finally makes its Australian debut, with a limited five-week season in Sydney this February and March.

On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands dockside in New York, dreaming of a new life. What comes next is an American epic that follows the rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers – investment firm and family alike – in the vein of Succession. It unfolds over nearly two centuries, from the Great Depression through to the global financial crisis: triggered by the firm’s collapse. The Lehman Trilogy story dives into the past to give a window into the complex history of capitalism and how the economy works today.

Adapted by Ben Power from Stefano Massini’s original work, The Lehman Trilogy has enjoyed enormous success all around the world, with the original Broadway play, directed by Sam Mendes, dominating the 2022 Tony Awards. Mendes alsos helm the Sydney production, with Howard Overshown, Aaron Krohn and Adrian Schiller playing between them more than 50 characters over the course of the trilogy – including the three central Lehman brothers.

Award-winning stage designer Es Devlin has crafted a rotating glass box that serves as a dynamic set; a cleverly minimal yet versatile design she describes as the play’s “fourth dancer” – and one you need to see for yourself.

A spectacle for all the senses, The Lehman Trilogy also features award-winning set design from celebrated English artist Es Devlin, as well as music by composer Nick Powell, music director Candida Caldicott and pianist Cat Beveridge.

It’s being staged at the Harry Seidler-designed modernist Theatre Royal in Sydney. Pre-show cocktails and champagne on arrival are available at the theatre’s bars before the curtains go up.

Tickets are on sale now. This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Anthem.

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