The Wipers Times

16th October 2018

to

01st December 2018

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, The Wipers Times returns to the West End.

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.

★★★★
“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

Tuesday 16 October - Saturday 01 December 2018

Monday - Saturday Evenings: 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday Matinee: 2.30pm

No performances on Monday 05 & Monday 12 November
Additional matinee at 2.30pm on Wednesday 14 November

Previews until 18 October: £27.50, £17.50
Main Run: Monday - Thursday: £49.50, £39.50, £32.50, £23.50
Friday - Saturday: £55, £44.50, £36.50, £24.50

Duration: Two hours & 10 minutes (including interval)
Age recommendation: 12+

Twitter: @WipersTimesPlay

Performances

Tuesday 16th October 2018 19:30


Wednesday 17th October 2018 19:30


Thursday 18th October 2018 14:30


Thursday 18th October 2018 19:30


Friday 19th October 2018 19:30


Saturday 20th October 2018 14:30


Saturday 20th October 2018 19:30


Monday 22nd October 2018 19:30


Tuesday 23rd October 2018 19:30


Wednesday 24th October 2018 19:30


Thursday 25th October 2018 14:30


Thursday 25th October 2018 19:30


Friday 26th October 2018 19:30


Saturday 27th October 2018 14:30


Saturday 27th October 2018 19:30


Monday 29th October 2018 19:30


Tuesday 30th October 2018 19:30


Wednesday 31st October 2018 19:30


Thursday 01st November 2018 14:30


Thursday 01st November 2018 19:30


Friday 02nd November 2018 19:30


Saturday 03rd November 2018 14:30


Saturday 03rd November 2018 19:30


Tuesday 06th November 2018 19:30


Wednesday 07th November 2018 19:30


Thursday 08th November 2018 14:30


Thursday 08th November 2018 19:30


Friday 09th November 2018 19:30


Saturday 10th November 2018 14:30


Saturday 10th November 2018 19:30


Tuesday 13th November 2018 19:30


Wednesday 14th November 2018 14:30


Wednesday 14th November 2018 19:30


Thursday 15th November 2018 14:30


Thursday 15th November 2018 19:30


Friday 16th November 2018 19:30


Saturday 17th November 2018 14:30


Saturday 17th November 2018 19:30


Monday 19th November 2018 19:30


Tuesday 20th November 2018 19:30


Wednesday 21st November 2018 19:30


Thursday 22nd November 2018 14:30


Thursday 22nd November 2018 19:30


Friday 23rd November 2018 19:30


Saturday 24th November 2018 14:30


Saturday 24th November 2018 19:30


Monday 26th November 2018 19:30


Tuesday 27th November 2018 19:30


Wednesday 28th November 2018 19:30


Thursday 29th November 2018 14:30


Thursday 29th November 2018 19:30


Friday 30th November 2018 19:30


Saturday 01st December 2018 14:30


Saturday 01st December 2018 19:30