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5768936Trial By Laughter
DateMonday 25th February 2019 to Saturday 2nd March 2019
DescriptionI ask you, is laughter treason? Surely not!' Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman return to The Watermill with the premiere of a new play inspired by extraordinary real-life events. 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.
Time(s)Feb 25-Mar 2, 7.30pm, mats Feb 27, Mar 2, 2.30pm
LocationMilton Keynes Theatre
Price£13-£40.90
Telephone No.0844 871 7652
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Milton Keynes Theatre
Address500 Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK9 3NZ
Telephone No.01908 547548
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