Performance

VenueMilton Keynes Theatre
Other spaces at this venue include: MK Theatre
TownMilton Keynes
CountyBuckinghamshire
From25th February 2019
To2nd March 2019
What is currently on at Milton Keynes Theatre (V754)

Trial By Laughter

Trial By LaughterT01839413462
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.
Author Ian Hislop
Author Nick Newman


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Production details

Company

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

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