Trial By Laughter

Synopsis/Cast/Creatives

Trial By Laughter
William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ?impious blasphemy and seditious libel'. The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the debauched monarchy. Along with his great ally, political cartoonist George Cruikshank, Hone sought vindication for his laughable offences and fought for freedom in one of the most remarkable legal cases of its time.

Performers Helena Antoniou (Lady Hertford), Philippe Edwards (Sidmouth), Jeremy Lloyd (Prince Regent), Peter Losasso (Cruickshank), Nicholas Murhie (Justice Abbott/Duke of York), Joseph Prowen (Hone), Eva Scott (Lady Conyngham/Sarah), Dan Tetsell (Lord Ellenborough).
Author Ian Hislop. Author Nick Newman. Producer Watermill Theatre. Producer Trademark Touring Production. Director Caroline Leslie. Design Dora Schweitzer. Lighting Matt Leventhall. Sound Steve Mayo.

Tour details for Trial By Laughter

Between 20th September 2018 and 9th February 2019 this tour will visit 6 venues in Newbury, Guildford, Ipswich, Cheltenham, Brighton and Chichester.

Dates for Trial By Laughter (Play) tour

Currently showing
Thu, 20th September 2018 to Sat, 27th October 2018
  The Watermill Theatre, Newbury»

Mon, 29th October 2018 to Sat, 3rd November 2018
  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford»

Mon, 5th November 2018 to Sat, 10th November 2018
  New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich»

Mon, 12th November 2018 to Sat, 17th November 2018
  Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham»

Mon, 19th November 2018 to Sat, 24th November 2018
  Theatre Royal, Brighton» {1}

Mon, 4th February 2019 to Sat, 9th February 2019
  Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester» {1}
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