The Magistrate

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The Magistrate [1] is an 1885 farce by English playwright Arthur Wing Pinero (1855–1934) [2]. A respectable English Magistrate gets caught up in a series of scandalous events that almost cause his disgrace.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

19**: Lionel B. Stent appeared in a production of this play during the early years of the twentieth century in Pretoria.

1969: Staged by PACT at the Alexander Theatre, directed by Roy Sargeant, featuring Anthony James (Mr Posket), Kerry Jordan (Mr Bullamy), John Hayter (Col. Lukyn), Angus Neill (Capt. Horace Vale), John Rogers (Cis Farringdon), Don McCorkindale (Achille Blond), David Goatham (Isidore), Siegfried Mynhardt (Mr Wormington), Michael Drin (Insp. Messiter), Dale Cutts (Sgt. Lugg), George Jackson (Const. Harris), Peter Larlham (Wyke), Valerie Miller (Agatha Posket), Erica Rogers (Charlotte), Lynne White (Beatie Tomlinson) and Maryann Johnston (Popham). Decor by Ken Calder and costumes by Aubrey Couling.


Wikipedia [3].

World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll, 1949.

PACT theatre programme, 1969.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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