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Play The Magistrate - National Theatre Live Video
Thu 17th Jan

The Magistrate - National Theatre Live





Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, 3rd Rock from the Sun) takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You and Into the Woods, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London).




In a similar vein to the National Theatre’s smash-hit classic comedies, She Stoops to Conquer and London Assurance, The Magistrate is sure to have audiences doubled up with laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries Agatha (Olivier Award-winner Nancy Carroll, After the Dance), little does he realise she’s dropped five years from her age – and her son’s. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.






The National Theatre and Artrix is delighted to present the new season of National Theatre Live, broadcasting live performances from the National’s stages to cinemas and performing arts venues around the world. Since its first season in 2009, over 800,000 people have experienced the National’s work on movie screens worldwide.


Photos by Johann Persson



A Victorian corker of a show Daily Mail

John Lithgow is priceless The Times

A comedy treat that’s as crisp, ripe and funny as One Man, Two Guvnors
Sunday Express



Click this link for some vox pops from The Magistrate audience members



Thursday 17th January at 7pm