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Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester, PO19 6AP
t: 01243781312
297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN
t: 0141 240 1111
Richmond Theatre
The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
t: 0870 060 6651
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Cost £39 - £10
Tel01243 781312
Following the sold-out run of "The Wipers Times" at Chichester last year, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have once again taken ispiration from real life events for their new play.

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.

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.
Official Review by Jill Lawrie, read now
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