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The Magistrate


If you haven’t yet been able to see Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce The Magistrate at the National Theatre, on 17 January (and varying dates internationally) it will be broadcast live from the Olivier stage to local cinemas in the UK and across the world by National Theatre Live.

When Agatha (Olivier Award-winning actress Nancy Carroll), wife of kindly magistrate Posket (renowned American stage and screen actor John Lithgow), tells a little white lie about her age, suddenly a whole family is embroiled in a night of misunderstandings, hair-raising discoveries and frantic escapes from the law.

Olivier Award-winning director Timothy Sheader’s new production of this classic Victorian farce is an hilarious visual feast, packed with original songs and good cheer, that’s not to be missed.

Tickets are avaliable here and you can also find your nearest venue and screening date, and to book tickets for laughs guaranteed to make you forget about any January blues.


  • Emily Healey-Lynham

    Emily has been involved in the media industry for well over 10 years from working on film sets to journalism and PR. Emily is a strategic, energetic Editor who has been with Bespoke since the start heading up the Culture department. Being a fan of all art forms from the theatre to films, literature to exhibitions Emily is usually found in the stalls of a theatre telling you where the cast have been seen before without looking in the programme or fact finding in an art gallery, failing that she will be sipping champagne at the bar regaling stories of "glory days" of the West End!

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