The Magistrate

Olivier Theatre, National
West End

Cast includes John Lithgow With his louche air and developed taste for smoking, gambling, port and women, it’s hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only fourteen. And that’s because he isn’t. Agatha his mother lopped five years from her true age and his when she married the amiable Posket...

Arthur Wing Pinero
Timothy Sheader
The Magistrate Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review

First produced in 1885, this is a farce written by English playwright Sir Arthur Wing Pinero. Received favourably by both critics and audiences when it was first staged, it was later turned into a musical version in 1917. Here, director Timothy Sheader (the current artistic director of the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park) picks-up and homes in on the musical possibilities of the play and... Read more

This is a comedy concerning Mr Poskett, a kind and decent magistrate who marries a widowed woman who he believes is 31 but is in fact 36. His wife lied about her age because she did not think Mr Posket would marry her if she was much older. However, because she... Read more

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