Trademark Touring and
Watermill Productions
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“I ask you, is laughter treason? Surely not!”


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.


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20th Sep – 27th Oct

Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
RG20 8AE

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29th Oct – 3rd Nov

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3UX

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5th – 10th Nov

New Wolsey Theatre
Civic Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 2AS

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12th – 17th Nov

Everyman Theatre
Regent Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1HQ

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19th – 24th Nov

Theatre Royal Brighton
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1SD

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4 – 9 Feb

Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 6AP

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20th Sep – 27th Oct

Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
RG20 8AE

BOOK NOW

29th Oct – 3rd Nov

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3UX

BOOK NOW

5th – 10th Nov

New Wolsey Theatre
Civic Drive
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 2AS

BOOK NOW

12th – 17th Nov

Everyman Theatre
Regent Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1HQ

BOOK NOW

19th – 24th Nov

Theatre Royal Brighton
New Road
Brighton
BN1 1SD

BOOK NOW

4 – 9 Feb

Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 6AP

BOOK NOW