The previously announced return of 2022 Best Play Tony Award winner The Lehman Trilogy to London's West End has announced its trio of brothers. Presented by National Theatre and Neal Street Productions at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, the Sam Mendes-directed drama will begin its 17-week run January 24, 2023. Opening night will be February 8 for a run through May 20.
Starring will be Michael Balogun (Death of England: Delroy, Macbeth) as Emanuel Lehman, Hadley Fraser (The Antipodes, Coriolanus) as Mayer Lehman, and Nigel Lindsay (The Pillowman, A Small Family Business) as Henry Lehman. They will be joined by pianist, Yshani Perinpanayagam.
Reprising their understudy roles will be Ravi Aujla as Emanuel Lehman, Will Harrison-Wallace as Mayer Lehman, and Leighton Pugh as Henry Lehman, with Erika Gundesen serving as understudy pianist.
The creative team will feature set designer Es Devlin, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, video designer Luke Halls, lighting designer Jon Clark, composer and sound designer Nick Powell, co-sound designer Dominic Bilkey, music director Candida Caldicot, and associate director Zoé Ford Burnett with movement by Polly Bennett. Company voice wrk is by Charmian Hoare with casting by Jessica Ronane.
Rounding out the team will be associate director Rory McGregor, associate casting director Abby Galvin, and associate designer Amalie White.
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Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, The Lehman Trilogy chronicles the success and eventual failure of the famed financial institution. The Broadway staging, which ended its run at the Nederlander Theatre this past January, followed its premiere at London’s National Theatre in 2018, a North American debut at the Park Avenue Armory in 2019, and a subsequent West End engagement.
In addition to Best Play, The Lehman Trilogy also won Tony Awards for Mendes, Clark, Devlin, and original London company member Simon Russell Beale, who won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Tony for his work as Henry Lehman.