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Taking up a strictly limited tenure at the Arts Theatre in London following a sell out UK 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 bombed out shell of a building in the French town of Ypres (mis-pronounced 'Wipers' by British soldiers) during World War I, two officers find a printing press and despite the chaos and madness going on around them they 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
WC2H 7JB

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