Casting for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Stefano Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy has been confirmed. 

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The National Theatre has confirmed that Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale will be taking on the roles of the Lehman brothers in Stefano Massini’s The Lehman Trilogy, playing at the theatre from July.

Directed by Sam Mendes, this co-production with  Neal Street Productions has been adapted for the stage by Ben Power.

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 soon 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.

Split into three parts over the course of one evening, Stefano Massini’s play received its world premiere at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan in 2015, which turned out to be Artistic Director Luca Ronconi’s final production before his death.

Ben Miles has previously appeared at the National Theatre in productions of Sunset at the Villa ThaliaThe Cherry Orchard. His other stage credits include starring in the stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies. 

Adam Godley’s previous stage credits include The White Devil for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Cabaret at the Donmar Warehouse and Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York.

Simon Russell Beale theatre credits include The Hot House at the Trafalgar Studios, Privates on Parade at the Noel Coward Theatre and Collaborators at the National Theatre.

Further casting and creative team for the production has yet to be announced.

The Lehman Trilogy will open at the National Theatre in July. Tickets will go on sale in March. 

 

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