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John Lithgow (Posket) and Roger Sloman (Mr Wormington). Photo by Johan Persson.

London's National Theatre Live in HD: The Magistrate

Thursday, January 17, 2013
2:00 pm
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Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow takes the title role in The Magistrate, Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce. Tickets are $18 ($15 members and students). Click here to order tickets or call 413 458 0524.

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 over with laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries Agatha (Nancy Carroll), little does he realize she’s dropped five years from her age – and her son’s. When her deception threatens to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.

Now in its fourth season, NT Live delivers the best of British theater to cinemas around the world. Stage performances are captured live in front of an audience at London’s National Theatre and its collaborating companies. The shows are then broadcast in high definition across Europe and America.