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Playing for a strictly limited season at the Arts Theatre in London following a sell out nationwide tour, The Wipers Times by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created amongst the mud and mayhem of the Battle of the Somme..

In the shell of a bombed out building in the small French town of Ypres (often mis-pronounced 'Wipers' by British soldiers) during World War I, two officers stumble upon a printing press and despite all of the chaos and madness going on around them they manage to create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a depressing journal about life in the trenches, they managed to produce a newspaper that was resolutely cheerful, subversive and above all very funny and designed to lift the spirits of the troops fighting on the front line.

Defying gas attacks, enemy bombardment as well as the disapproval of many of the top Brass in the British Army, they kept The Wipers Times rolling off the press for a full two years which was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit against all the odds. 

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6-7 Great Newport Street




Closest tube station is Leicester Square.


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