THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Will Transfer to the West End
Neal Street Productions has confirmed the West End transfer of its co-production with the National Theatre of The Lehman Trilogy. Sam Mendes's acclaimed production of Ben Power's adaptation of Stefano Massini's text about the rise and fall of the Lehman family's extraordinary empire will play at the Piccadilly Theatre from May 11th 2019 for a 12 week season. Tickets for the West End season go on sale to the general public from November 2nd. Prior to appearing at the Piccadilly Theatre, The Lehman Trilogy will play a limited season from March 22nd - April 20th 2019 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York following its sell-out run at the Lyttelton Theatre.
Neal Street Productions' theatre department is producing consistently on both sides of the Atlantic. The Ferryman, its co-production with Sonia Friedman Productions, is now in previews on Broadway ahead of its official opening on October 21st. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is breaking records on its first US national tour and Shrek The Musical continues its second enormously successful UK tour with Laura Main (Call the Midwife) playing Princess Fiona.
Looking to the future, Caro Newling is co-producing a new musical theatre adaptation of Local Hero which will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in March 2019 ahead of a season at London's Old Vic. Other adapted and original stage productions are in planning and further details will be announced soon.
On TV, Call The Midwife Season 8 is currently filming and Season 9 already commissioned. Informer, a new drama starring Paddy Considine, who is also currently appearing in The Ferryman on Broadway, will begin on BBC 1 on October 16th and Series 2 of Jez Butterworth's Britannia is currently in production.
Neal Street Productions' theatre department works closely with its TV and film colleagues in developing strong relationships with acting and creative talent who then regularly work in different media under the Neal Street banner.
Caro Newling, who collected an OBE for Services to the Arts on October 11th, said: "I have a note in my diary from 28 February 2015 scribbled after chatting with Sam: 1. Find a literal translator for an Italian play 2. About Lehman banking family by Stefano Massini 3. We should all read ASAP. Two months later we had a translation, an adaptor in Ben Power with whom we had worked on two series of The Hollow Crown, and two producing partners in Pierre Audi and Rufus Norris. The generosity of spirit from our colleagues, who grasped and supported the same vision, has been beyond price. "