The Wipers Times


The Wipers Times
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres, 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 frontline. 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.
Approximate runtime 122minutes.

Performers Kevin Brewer (Henderson), James Dutton (Roberts), George Kemp (Pearson), Jake Morgan (Barnes), Dan Tetsell (General Mitford).
Author Ian Hislop. Author Nick Newman. Producer The Watermill. Director Caroline Leslie. Design Dora Schweitzer. Lighting James Smith. Sound Steve Mayo. Music Nick Green. Musical Director Paul Herbert.

Tour details for The Wipers Times

Between 18th September 2017 and 25th November 2017 this tour will visit 10 venues in Oxford, Outer London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Westcliff-on-Sea, Guildford, Salisbury, Manchester, Glasgow, Cheltenham and Chichester. This production has already been seen in 2 venues since 21st March 2017.

Dates for The Wipers Times (Play) tour

Currently showing
Mon, 18th September 2017 to Sat, 23rd September 2017
  The Playhouse, Oxford»

Tue, 26th September 2017 to Sat, 30th September 2017
  Richmond Theatre, Outer London» {1}

Tue, 3rd October 2017 to Sat, 7th October 2017
  Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne» {1}

Mon, 9th October 2017 to Sat, 14th October 2017
  Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea»

Mon, 16th October 2017 to Sat, 21st October 2017
  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford»

Mon, 23rd October 2017 to Sat, 28th October 2017
  Playhouse, Salisbury» {1}

Tue, 31st October 2017 to Sat, 4th November 2017
  Opera House, Manchester» {1}

Tue, 7th November 2017 to Sat, 11th November 2017
  Theatre Royal, Glasgow» {1}

Mon, 13th November 2017 to Sat, 18th November 2017
  Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham»

Tue, 21st November 2017 to Sat, 25th November 2017
  Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester» {1}
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Production: T900497214
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User Reviews

Overall: 5.00
Chris Turner (16May17): We have seen it twice at the Watermill, it was Brilliant, much better than the Ian Hislop came 5 times to see it. Well worth finding your nearest theatre for a very good night out if you can get seats 5

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