The Wipers Times

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      Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

      • 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. Following a sell-out season at the Arts Theatre The Wipers Times returns for seven weeks only.

        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 somber 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.

        ★★★★ "Laugh a minute" - Mail on Sunday

        ★★★★ "Remarkable forerunner to Private Eye" - Daily Telegraph

        ★★★★ "Even - perhaps especially - at its silliest, the play has a respect for its subject matter that is deadly serious and decidedly affecting" - The Times

        ★★★★★ "Quite magnificent" - Libby Purves, TheatreCat

        ★★★★★ "Wonderfully theatrical" - WhatsonStage


        Booking Period: 16 October - 1 December 2018

        Running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes including interval

        Age restrictions: 12+