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Wipers archiveOctober 1914, Ypres, Belgium. The British forces, bolstered by huge numbers of volunteer soldiers from across the Empire have suffered huge casualties in one of the first bloody battles of The Great War. As a sole survivor on the battlefield holds off the advancing enemy troops, a group of South Asian and British soldiers seek refuge in an abandoned barn. Over the course of a single night, this group of men must confront their fears and find a way to come together if they are to survive. Wipers is inspired by the real life story of Khudadad Khan, the first South Asian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery at the First Battle of Ypres - a site that went on to be known as Wipers by the soldiers who fought there. This explosive new play by acclaimed playwright Ishy Din and directed by Suba Das, honours the contribution of the million South Asian soldiers who fought alongside their British brothers during the First World War.
Performers Jassa Ahluwalia (Thomas), Waleed Akhtar (Ayub), Sartaj Garewal (A.D.), Simon Rivers (Sadiq).
Author Ishy Din. Producer Curve Theatre. Director Suba Das. Design Isla Shaw. Lighting Prema Mehta. Sound Jonn Nicholls.

Wipers

Wipers (Play) production archive for QTIX code T294466573. Details of all Wipers archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0251480132

Archive Listings

12 May 16
to
21 May 16
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
West Midlands
27 Apr 16
to
7 May 16
Watford Palace Theatre
Watford
Hertfordshire
8 Apr 16
to
23 Apr 16
Curve
Leicester
Leicestershire

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