The Lehman Trilogy comes to London, Wicked launches trade portal

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and in New York, the NT and Neal Street Productions’ critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy has transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre in Soho, London.

The story of a family and a company that changed the world is told in three parts on a single evening. Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles (until 3 August then replaced by Dominik Tiefenthaler) who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

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.

Wicked launches trade portal

Wicked, the West End musical, has launched an official information and services hub designed specifically and exclusively for travel industry practitioners. The new digital resource –WickedTravelTrade.co.uk – provides relevant information on the award-winning musical’s tourism offerings and ways of booking.

International and domestic visitors to London continue to make Wicked their show of choice in ever increasing numbers. Bookings from South Korea increased by almost 12% year on year (2017-2018), making the territory the hit musical’s second biggest incoming market, after the United States, which is also up over 9% year on year. Wicked also saw more than 20% increases in year-on-year sales from Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Wicked is one of the West End’s longest-running, most colourful and spectacular musicals, featuring award-winning costumes, gigantic sets and show-stopping songs by three-time Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz. Wicked’s global audience has already reached 60 million people and the show has been performed in over 130 cities in 16 countries.