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The Wipers Times

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.... Read more >>

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times Overview

A Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre production
 
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.
 
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life in the trenches, they produced a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the men on the front line.
 
Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.
 
Tue 26 - Sat 30
Sep 2017    Sep 2017
Click for more details and to book tickets for The Wipers Times at Richmond Theatre, Richmond, London
Tue 31 - Sat 04
Oct 2017    Nov 2017
Click for more details and to book tickets for The Wipers Times at Opera House Manchester, Manchester
Tue 07 - Sat 11
Nov 2017    Nov 2017
Click for more details and to book tickets for The Wipers Times at Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow
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