The Wipers Times

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The Wiper's Times

Trademark Films and The Watermill Theatre Presents

By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Ypres, 1916. Under enemy fire, Captain Roberts publishes a satirical magazine, The Wipers Times (after the army slang for Ypres). Defying both authority and gas attacks, it proves a huge success with the troops on the Western Front.

Poignant, subversive and full of gallows humour, the play is coloured by sketches and songs adapted from the original magazine. Based on the critically acclaimed, award–winning BBC film, The Wipers Times is above all a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

“An extraordinary true story” The Guardian

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First class play with first class actors! A great night out at the Wolsey!


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