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The Magistrate Tickets - Olivier Theatre, National, London

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Olivier Theatre, National

Olivier Theatre, National
South Bank

Seating Plan


(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

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Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)


Latest Review: "brilliantly funny, i particularly liked the 'Gilbert and Sullivan ' type chorus, well wor..."

Following the delay of “The Count of Monte Cristo” at the Olivier National Theatre comes a show that is bound to attract a sizable crowd to the National’s premiere stage on South Bank. “The Magistrate” welcomes the acclaimed Hollywood favourite John Lithgow to the stage and in doing so he gets to perform alongside West End actress Nancy Carroll. It will be an unbeatable opportunity to pick up theatre tickets witness two well known talents performing on one of the capital’s most prestigious stages.

Arthur Wing Pinero’s “The Magistrate” focuses on the dilemma faced by Agatha Farringdon after she chopped five years off of her age and her son Cis, meaning that her son is thought-of as fourteen when he is in fact nineteen. With Cis’ godfather due to arrive she realises that she must warn her son of the lie she has told him and with his stepfather in the vicinity this is going to be much more difficult than first thought.

John Lithgow is well known for his work onscreen and for his numerous roles on Broadway. In the former category he is perhaps best known for his long running role as Dick Solomon in “3rd Rock from the Sun” and as Arthur Mitchell in “Dexter”. However, his roles have also included the movies “Cliffhanger”, “Footloose”, “Terms of Endearment” and the more recent “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. On the stage his credits include “Twelfth Night” at the Courtyard Theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company (2007), “The Columnist” a the Manhattan Theatre Club and “All My Sons” on Broadway, among others.

With shows such as “Port” set to head to the Lyttelton stage of the National Theatre, “The Magistrate” runs at the Olivier National Theatre from Wednesday 14th November 2012 and is then set to continue well into the New Year.


Show Information
Booking From: Sunday, 2nd December 2012
Booking Until: Sunday, 10th February 2013
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
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