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From “Kings of Wall Street” to a revelatory cabaret—The best theatre this month

From the Barbican to Theatr Clwyd

By Michael Coveney  

The Lehman Trilogy

National Theatre, 4th July to 22nd September

The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 is a distant catastrophe in this triptych by Stefano Massini. It tells the story of three mid-19th-century immigrant Jewish sons of a Bavarian cattle merchant who found the bank and become kings of Wall Street. The play, already seen in Paris and Milan, is newly adapted by Ben Power for director Sam Mendes. The brothers are played by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles. American Express took over…

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