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Trial By Laughter

Tue 29 January - Sat 2 February

Trial By Laughter

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Tue

29 Jan

7.30pm

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Wed

30 Jan

2pm

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Wed

30 Jan

7.30pm

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Thu

31 Jan

7.30pm

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Fri

01 Feb

7.30pm

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Sat

02 Feb

2pm

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Sat

02 Feb

7.30pm

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Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken inspiration from real life events for their new play 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 libidinous monarchy.

Venue: Lyric Theatre

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