Agatha's son Cis is an extraordinarily precocious boy for his mere fourteen years of age. He flirts, drinks, gambles and is a 'regular young card'. Only Agatha knows that actually Cis is nineteen years old, having lied about her own age when she married her second husband, the good-hearted and honest magistrate, Mr Poskett.
When Cis' godfather, Captain Lukan, returns from a trip to Bengal the cat looks certain to escape the bag. Agatha escapes to plot with her sister. Meanwhile, Cis persuades Mr Poskett to accompany him for drinks. Chaos ensues.
Classed as one of the best British farces, The Magistrate, 1885, brought Sir Arthur Wing Pinero immense popularity. Other works in his remarkable repertoire include The Schoolmistress, Dandy Dick, The Cabinet Minister and Trelawny of The Wells.
Aeneas Posket....Nigel Stock
Agatha Posket....Jill Bennett
Mr. Bullamy....Anthony Newlands
Colonel Lukyn....Charles Gray
Captain Vale....Jonathan Cecil
Cis Farringdon....Anthony Daniels
Achille Blond....Philip Sully
Mr. Wormington....Manning Wilson
Inspector Messiter....John Gabriel
Sergeant Lugg....Roger Hammond
Constable Harris....Bill Monks
Beatie Tomlinson....Amanda Murray