National Theatre comes to Bexhill

The National Theatre Live is coming to Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on January 17.

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, Third Rock from the Sun) takes the title role in uproarious Victorian farce The Magistrate by Arthur Wing Pinero, with Olivier Award-winner Nancy Carroll (After the Dance) as his wife Agatha.

The director is Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader.

With his louche air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, alcohol and woman, it’s hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only fourteen. And that’s because he isn’t. Agatha, his mother, dropped five years from her true age – and his – when she married amiable magistrate Posket. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps.

The Magistrate is sure to have audiences around the world doubled up with laughter.

The National Theatre Live is shown in cinemas throughout the world and is a live broadcast of a performance at the National Theatre.

Tickets are £12.50, and available from or by calling 01424 229137.