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.
The Wipers Times at the Arts Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arts Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


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.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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6-7 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JB

Box office tel: 020 7836 8463

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 1 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

No performances on Monday 05 & Monday 12 November


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Additional matinee at 2.30pm on Wednesday 14 November


Tickets


Standard:
From £23

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Creatives


Author: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Composer: Nick Green
Director: Caroline Leslie
Designer: Dora Schweitzer
Musical direction: Paul Herbert
Lighting: James Smith
Sound: Steve Mayo

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