The Wipers Times Tickets

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

Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
  • Running Time: 2 Hours and 10 Minutes
  • Booking Until: Sat, 1 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 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 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

Important Note| Age restriction 12+ recommendation

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6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

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