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.
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
See it if You want the best edutainment
Don't see it if You hate…… long……. Plays Read more
See it if You like to see great story telling and staging
Don't see it if you can't sit through long shows
See it if You want an intense play which is still entertaining and funny and telling a fascinating true story.
Don't see it if This show is an intense 3 act, over 3 hour show with just 3 actors. It’s very good, but intense.
See it if You are interested in finance and know some of the history of the crash.
Don't see it if You don’t like minimal shows with a small cast
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
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.
“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.”
“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.”
"Brilliantly directed by Sam Mendes, Stefano Massini's chronicle of the banking dynasty is riveting, and superbly acted – but also incomplete.
“As accomplished and aesthetically arresting as the production is, it bobs a little too lightly along the surface of its subject matter.”
“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.”
“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.”
“ ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ itself builds to an overwhelming conclusion that makes something both heroic and hurtful out of the merciless onward march of history.”
“Capping it all is the ability of the actors to bring out the intricate...They’re just messing around with a few stacking boxes, a few pairs of glasses, a few silly voices, and somehow it turns into a production of colossal elegance.”