The Magistrate

by Arthur Wing Pinero

John Lithgow takes the title role in this fast, furious, brilliantly plotted farce set in Victorian London; he is joined by Nancy Carroll, returning to the NT following her Olivier award-winning performance in After the Dance.

The Magistrate by Arthur Wing Pinero, illustration by Gerald Scarfe

    May 2015

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