PHOTO CALL: John Lithgow Stars as The Magistrate at London's National Theatre

By Krissie Fullerton
January 3, 2013

Olivier winner Nancy Carroll joins John Lithgow in Pinero's Victorian farce The Magistrate at London's National Theatre as a part its 2012-2013 season. The piece, directed by Timothy Sheader began performances Nov. 14 with an official opening of Nov. 21.



The Magistrate is described as the following by press materials: "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. The imminent arrival of Cis' godfather sends Agatha incognito to the Hotel des Princes to warn him of her deception. But it's also where her son has cajoled his otherwise staid stepfather into joining him for a binge. High-spirited carousing leads to a police raid and a night of outrageous mishap as the trapped guests make desperate attempts to conceal themselves from the law and from each other. Indignities escalate at court the next day where Posket, the police magistrate, must preside."

Here is a look at the production:



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John Lithgow
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On Jan. 17, National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of the show at cinemas throughout North America with many encore dates available.

For a complete list of U.S. dates, times and locations, please visit www.ntlive.com.

For more information, please visit nationaltheatre.org.uk.