Trial by Laughter
Monday 29 October – Saturday 3 November
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, stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’ in 1817. The only crime he had committed was to be funny – about religious texts, the despotic government and the libidinous monarchy. Sponsored at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre by Saxton Bampfylde. For more information please visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk or call 01483 440000.