The Magistrate

A film by Timothy Sheader
Starring John Lithgow, Nancy Carroll

When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) married a widow, Agatha (Nancy Carroll), he had no idea that she’d deceived him by dropping five years from both her age and that of her son. Several years later on the evening of a pleasant dinner party the Poskets have planned, Mrs. Posket is suddenly afraid her secret may be revealed. True to the classic Victorian farce, a series of accidental meetings, coincidences and improbable situations drive this uproarious, crowd-pleasing comedy to its satisfying conclusion.

The National Theatre Live production of Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Magistrate was directed by Timothy Sheader and stars Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner John Lithgow in one of his funniest roles yet; The Magistrate will have audiences everywhere doubled up with laughter!


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