The Wipers Times Tickets

Arts Theatre 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book The Wipers Times Tickets

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 information

Running time
2 Hours and 10 Minutes
Booking Until
Sat, 1 December 2018
Venue Info

Arts Theatre

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

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