Hiding under tables.
This holiday season, enjoy a few traditional Victorian family values.
A lady tells a tiny white lie about her age and suddenly a whole family is embroiled in a night of misunderstandings, hair-raising discoveries and frantic escapes from the law.
John Lithgow leaves behind Dexter and Third Rock From the Sun to play the respectable Victorian husband, stepfather and magistrate, whose life gets turned on its head in this year’s festive treat from the National Theatre.
Expect laughs and revelations in The Magistrate, a comic masterpiece by one of Victorian London’s favourite playwrights Arthur Wing Pinero. The sets and costumes bring illustrations of the era brilliantly to life, as well as new songs, written specially for this production by Richard Stilgoe.