The Wipers Times

21st March 2017

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13th May 2017

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 tour, The Wipers Times transfers to the West End.

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in association with The Watermill Theatre present…

THE WIPERS TIMES

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.
★★★★
“Laugh a minute”
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
“What this play brilliantly conveys, without any sentimentality and with copious gags, is that the production of a few fragile pieces of paper came almost to matter more to those chaps involved than life itself.”
Daily Telegraph

★★★★★
“A quite magnificent stage play”
Libby Purves, TheatreCat

★★★★★
“Wonderfully theatrical”
WhatsonStage

Performances

Tuesday 21st March 2017 19:30


Wednesday 22nd March 2017 19:30


Thursday 23rd March 2017 14:30


Thursday 23rd March 2017 19:30


Friday 24th March 2017 19:30


Saturday 25th March 2017 14:30


Saturday 25th March 2017 19:30


Monday 27th March 2017 19:00


Tuesday 28th March 2017 19:30


Wednesday 29th March 2017 19:30


Thursday 30th March 2017 14:30


Thursday 30th March 2017 19:30


Friday 31st March 2017 19:30


Saturday 01st April 2017 14:30


Saturday 01st April 2017 19:30


Monday 03rd April 2017 19:30


Tuesday 04th April 2017 19:30


Wednesday 05th April 2017 19:30


Thursday 06th April 2017 14:30


Thursday 06th April 2017 19:30


Friday 07th April 2017 19:30


Saturday 08th April 2017 14:30


Saturday 08th April 2017 19:30


Monday 10th April 2017 19:30


Tuesday 11th April 2017 19:30


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Thursday 13th April 2017 14:30


Thursday 13th April 2017 19:30


Friday 14th April 2017 19:30


Saturday 15th April 2017 14:30


Saturday 15th April 2017 19:30


Monday 17th April 2017 19:30


Tuesday 18th April 2017 19:30


Wednesday 19th April 2017 19:30


Thursday 20th April 2017 14:30


Thursday 20th April 2017 19:30


Friday 21st April 2017 19:30


Saturday 22nd April 2017 14:30


Saturday 22nd April 2017 19:30


Monday 24th April 2017 19:30


Tuesday 25th April 2017 19:30


Wednesday 26th April 2017 19:30


Thursday 27th April 2017 14:30


Thursday 27th April 2017 19:30


Friday 28th April 2017 19:30


Saturday 29th April 2017 14:30


Saturday 29th April 2017 19:30


Monday 01st May 2017 19:30


Tuesday 02nd May 2017 19:30


Wednesday 03rd May 2017 19:30


Thursday 04th May 2017 14:30


Thursday 04th May 2017 19:30


Friday 05th May 2017 19:30


Saturday 06th May 2017 14:30


Saturday 06th May 2017 19:30


Monday 08th May 2017 19:30


Tuesday 09th May 2017 19:30


Wednesday 10th May 2017 19:30


Thursday 11th May 2017 14:30


Thursday 11th May 2017 19:30


Friday 12th May 2017 19:30


Saturday 13th May 2017 14:30


Saturday 13th May 2017 19:30


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