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Trial By Laughter archiveWilliam 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.

Trial By Laughter

Trial By Laughter (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01839413462. Details of all Trial By Laughter archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1849138797

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Devonshire Park Theatre
Eastbourne
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25 Feb 19
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23 Feb 19
Richmond Theatre
Outer London
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11 Feb 19
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16 Feb 19
King's Theatre
Glasgow
Glasgow
4 Feb 19
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9 Feb 19
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester
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28 Jan 19
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2 Feb 19
The Lowry
Salford
Greater Manchester
22 Jan 19
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26 Jan 19
Malvern Theatres
Malvern
Worcestershire
19 Nov 18
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24 Nov 18
Theatre Royal
Brighton
East Sussex
12 Nov 18
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17 Nov 18
Everyman Theatre
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
5 Nov 18
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10 Nov 18
New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich
Suffolk
29 Oct 18
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3 Nov 18
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford
Surrey
20 Sep 18
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27 Oct 18
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

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