The Magistrate
In selected international venues

The Magistrate

Arthur Wing Pinero

WHEN amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries widow Agatha, little does he realise she’s lopped five years off her age – and her son’s. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and mishaps.

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A Victorian corker of a show.

Daily Mail

John Lithgow is priceless.

The Times

Joshua McGuire is excellent, full of wicked glee.

Time Out

Last rehearsals for #TheMagistrate until next week. Some individual work on tone, articulation, emotion with individual actors.

@Redhill_Drama

4 years ago

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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.

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