Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons in the next NT Live production to be screened at Penarth’s Paget Rooms.


Rate 5 stars by The Times and The Guardian, who called it “Astonishing…an acting masterclass,” The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.


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 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.

The critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast as live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.


Penarth’s Paget Rooms host regular screenings of National Theatre Live Productions, in a relaxed cabaret atmosphere with bar. Tickets are all priced at £10 and can be booked via the Town Council website,