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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...
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Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

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...
Read More

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

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Opera House Manchester, Manchester
3 Quay Street,Manchester,M3 3HP

The Wipers Times

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.
 
Post show Q & A with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Tuesday 31 October.
Free to same day ticket holders
 
 

The Wipers Times

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £4.00 Transaction fee.

The Wipers Times Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

The Palace Theatre regularly schedule BSL, Audio Described and Captioned performances, for more information or a full list please email Abigail Henry on abigailhenry@theambassadors.com.

Opera House Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. 

Please contact Access Champion Abigail Henry to request the Visual Story.

Type talk number: 18001 0844 7677 

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Our venue box office is located inside the Opera House foyer. There are 2 wheelchair spaces at the Opera House located on row B of the circle (B1 and B4), one has an accompanying seat next to it and one has an accompanying seat directly behind. The spaces are accessible from street level. There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance. There is no lift in the Opera House and from foyer to stalls there are 28 steps in total. There are a minimum of 78 steps up to the gallery, which is very high and steep with uneven steps.

We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset or one worn around the neck you can boost the volume of the show. You can collect these from the theatre cloak room for £10.00 returnable deposit. We recommend that when booking seats that you avoid the rear stalls.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Opera House and they can stay with you while you are in the Theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the Theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.

There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance.

Opera House Manchester Information

Opera House Manchester
  • We recommend patrons use official NCP car parks.  The nearest car parks are Spinningfields on New Quay Street and The Great Northern Warehouse 1 (Tickets will not be validated for Great Northern Warehouse 2).
  • Wheelchair bays on the Circle level.
  • Bars are situated on all levels of the theatre.
  • Hospitality packages available.
  • The cloakroom is situated in the foyer.
Opera House Manchester

3 Quay Street
Manchester


M3 3HP


Directions

By car:

Manchester is served by an excellent Motorway network:

- M62 Leeds, Humber ports, Liverpool
- M6 Birmingham, London, Scotland
- M56 Chester, North Wales
- M61 Preston
- M60 Motorway ring road around the city

We recommend patrons use official NCP car parks.  The nearest car parks are Spinningfields on New Quay Street and The Great Northern Warehouse 1 (Tickets will not be validated for Great Northern Warehouse 2). For discounted parking bring your car park ticket to the theatre cloakroom for payment & validation (prices vary and are subject to change).
For those with a sat nav the postcode for Spinningfields is M3 3BE and the postcode for The Great Northern is M3 4EE
To get the discounted parking rate you must bring your car park ticket to the cloakroom at the theatre for it to be validated.

By train:

The Opera House is close to the Deansgate Station and also the Oxford Road station is 10 mins away. Piccadilly train station is only 1 mile from the theatre.

By tram:

The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square

By coach:

Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.

By bus:

The Opera House is situated on Quay Street and is on and close to all the major bus routes.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3018 <br><b>Type talk number:</b> 18001 0844 871 7677

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5390

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0161 828 1700

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Box Office Opening Hours

Opera House Box Office is open on performance days only & will open 90 minutes prior to a matinee performance, and 2 hours prior to an evening performance. The box office will close 15 minutes after the last performance starts.

Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday - Saturday 12pm-6pm (on performance days closes 15 min after the performances starts). On Sundays the box office will open 2 hrs prior to the performance and close 15 minutes after the performance starts.

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The Wipers Times Group Bookings

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Groups Booking line: 0333 009 5385 Calls charged at local rate.

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