The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times

Arts Theatre

Price from $ 44.50

Monday 1st May - Post show discussion with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Following the performance on Monday 1 May, authors Ian Hislop and Nick Newman will talk about The Wipers Times as well as answering your questions. Free to same day ticket holders. Book your tickets now > 

The Wipers Times

By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman 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 national tour, The Wipers Times transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French 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. 

Info

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London
WC2H 7JB

Running Time:
2 hours 10 minutes

Directions

Directions

Directions
Nearest metro station: Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly / Northern Line).

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