The Wipers Times
Based on a true story.
The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme and comes to The REP direct from a record-breaking West End season.
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.
Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.
9 October: Post-show Discussion with Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Director Caroline Leslie
Designer Dora Schweitzer
Composer Nick Green
Lighting Designer James Smith
Sound Designer Steve Mayo
The Mail On Sunday
Weekday matinee (11 Oct) from £10
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2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval)
Captioned 11 October 2pm
Audio Description 12 October 7.30pm
BSL 13 October 2pm