Following their critically acclaimed play, The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman return with Trial By Laughter, again taking inspiration from real life events. This time they focus on William Hone, who in 1817 stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. His crime? To parody religious texts and, even worse, satirise the despotic government and libidinous monarchy. A forgotten hero of free speech.
Tickets £13-£41, Richmond Theatre, Little Green. atgtickets.com