National Theatre Live: The Magistrate (2013)

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.

Directing:
  • Timothy Sheader

Writing:
  • Arthur Wing Pinero

Stars:
Release Date: 2013-01-17
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 152
John Lithgow
John Lithgow
Posket
Christina Cole
Christina Col...
Charlotte
Nancy Carroll
Nancy Carroll
Agatha
Nicholas Burns
Nicholas Burn...
Captain Horace Vale
Nicholas Blane
Nicholas Blan...
Mr. Bullamy
Jonathan Coy
Jonathan Coy
Colonel Lukyn
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