The Magistrate

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PrintNational Theatre Live

The Magistrate

  1. Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the National Theatre production of The Magistrate
  • $12 students $15 public

National Theatre Live

Fourteen-year old Cis needs to curb his developed taste for smoking, gambling, wine and women, as his mother just married Posket, the police magistrate. A night of high-spirited carousing leads to a police raid and a series of outrageous mishap as the trapped guests make desperate attempts to conceal themselves from the law and from each other. 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 National Theatre following her Olivier award-winning performance in After the Dance. (2K DCP encore presentation)


The National Theatre aims constantly to re-energize the great traditions of the British stage and to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. Through these broadcasts, it shares its work with audiences in the UK and abroad. In partnership with IU’s Department of Theatre and Drama, IU Cinema is ‘testing the water’ to see if there is an interest in these encore broadcasts here in Bloomington. IU Cinema is now only the second venue in Indiana presenting these programs.