Review Roundup: THE MAGISTRATE

Mark Shenton, The StageSheader's slick, handsome production - with Katrina Lindsay's clever sets folding out of the Olivier revolve like a pop-up picture book - also boasts witty ditties, newly penned by Richard Sisson (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), for a show that delightfully continues this year's rediscoveries of the plays of Arthur Wing Pinero that has already brought us revivals of Dandy Dick and The Second Mrs Tanqueray, with Trelawny of the Wells still to come at the Donmar in the New Year. The result may, in the end, lack the deft physical comedy flourishes of One Man, Two Guvnors, but the play is just as crisp, clever and detailed to provide a rich Christmas comedy feast.

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