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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
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Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
No exchanges or refunds.
Duration: Two hours & 10 minutes (including interval)
Age recommendation: 12+
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
6-7 Great Newport Street
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