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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

Archive Listings

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


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(s): Ian Hislop, Nick Newman
Producer(s): Watermill Theatre, Trademark Touring Production
Director: Caroline Leslie
Design: Dora Schweitzer
Lighting: Matt Leventhall
Sound: Steve Mayo


No UKTW or User reviews available.
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