Arts Theatre, Covent Garden, London

The Wipers Times at the
Arts Theatre

6-7 Great Newport Street  Covent Garden
London
WC2H 7JB

 

Ian Hislop and Nick Newmanís 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.

 

 

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Admission: From £37.50
 
Times: Limited season Until 3rd December 2018
 
Tube Leicester Square
 
Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 7JB
 
 

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