The Lehman Trilogy (West End)
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The Lehman Trilogy (West End)

The Lehman Trilogy (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(113 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the Show

Stefano Massini's epic drama charting the rise and fall of the infamous investment firm Lehman Brothers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (113)

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53 Reviews | 6 Followers
Thought provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Cannot begin to explain how good this is live. All three actors smash it.

Don't see it if It’s very long, but other than that keeps your attention the whole way through.

51 Reviews | 1 Follower
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You appreciate great acting and are prepared to think about what you see.

Don't see it if You like light entertainment and don't like actors playing multiple roles Read more

75 Reviews | 5 Followers
Masterful, Must see, Intense, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a really solid piece of storytelling

Don't see it if You want something more action packed and overtly theatrical, really could use the perspective of the average person

161 Reviews | 26 Followers
Exquisite, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an epic play, tracing the history of a banking family in the US- very clever and witty throughout.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 3.5 hours- though with the multiple roles each actor plays and a complex story, you won't have time to be bored.

91 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like to see great story telling and staging

Don't see it if you can't sit through long shows

82 Reviews | 2 Followers
Historic, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a sweeping family saga which gives insights into the development (and fall) of investment banks

Don't see it if you struggle with long spoken shows or actors playing multiple characters Read more

151 Reviews | 20 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a thought provoking award winning play

Don't see it if you can't sit in a theatre for a long time

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
Absorbing, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want a fast paced play with a great story told through some incredible acting.

Don't see it if A 3 hour+ play is not your cup of tea.

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
February 9th, 2023

“The show is three-plus hours long but neither sags nor outstays its welcome...The production remains a tour de force, though. The new actors shine.”
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Time Out London
February 9th, 2023

“Multigenerational family drama are ten a penny, but ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ is something more, a rare, true, virtuosic look at the entire lifecycle of a family business, burning its way indelibly through history.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 10th, 2023

“As accomplished and aesthetically arresting as the production is, it bobs a little too lightly along the surface of its subject matter.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 9th, 2023

"Brilliantly directed by Sam Mendes, Stefano Massini's chronicle of the banking dynasty is riveting, and superbly acted – but also incomplete.
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The Times (UK)
February 9th, 2023

“It’s long, very long, with incident piled upon incident over the course of more than three hours, and when the last scene fades, you are left slightly dazed.”
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February 9th, 2023

“Slightly longer might have been even better. As it is, it is a unique and very special piece, a panoramic history that never loses sight of human detail and human cost.”
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London Theatre
February 10th, 2023

“ ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ itself builds to an overwhelming conclusion that makes something both heroic and hurtful out of the merciless onward march of history.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“ ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ is a big story and these actors at the top of their game give it the sense of gravitas it deserves...A testament to what theatre can achieve at its very best, ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ is a show that should go on to prove its legacy for generations to come.”
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