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The Magistrate - Nt

with Lithgow & Carroll

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#1 paultheatre

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:54 PM

John Lithgow and Nancy Carroll headlining this romp.  Sounds fun, if a bit She-Stoops-meets-Flea-in-her-Ear!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

I have fond memories of Mr Lithgow's turn as an English villain in Cliffhanger. His UK profile has dropped somewhat, but he could yet sell a few tickets.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

Nicky has given us a few of these classic comedies over the years and I find them all a bit tiresome

wallet staying firmly in pocket!

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

The Royal Exchange also did this one winter festive season: http://www.royalexch.../Magistrate.htm

One for the mailing list!

#5 pepem

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:11 AM

Surprised no one has posted yet now previews have started.  Anyway, despite a few line flubs it was an hilarious evening, well written, acted and one of the most spectacular sets I've been at the National recently.  

John Lithgow commands the stage as you'd expect and brings the house down with some business in Act II.  

I wouldn't call it a musical but there are a number of well written musical numbers which are also very entertaining.

#6 fringefan

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

Relieved to hear this as the only performance for which I could get a ticket was a weekday evening, which is my worst case scenario. Sounds as though it should be worth seeing.  The rehearsal videos on the NT website looked promising anyway.

#7 xanderl

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Sounds good. What's the running time please?
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

I hear from a friend it's around 2hrs40, but can't confirm.



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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

The set indeed is spectacular, I loved it. I didn't actually find the play itself that funny, nor did my surrounding patrons judging by their muteness, but the acting was superb and still definitely worth seeing.
Running time is 2hrs 40 mins inc interval.

And am I alone in thinking the Gerald Scarfe illustration looks like David Cameron ??

#10 xanderl

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Thanks!
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage




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