Set against the brutal backdrop of the Somme, this play brings to life the true story of a satirical newspaper that was created by a group of British soldiers, and named after their common mispronunciation of the nearby town, Ypres. In early 1916 two officers discovered a printing press forgotten in a bombed out building which inspired their creation of The Wipers Times, a subversive but resolutely cheerful publication that circulated among British troops for the final two years of the war.
Directed by Caroline Leslie and featuring a strong cast full of up-and-coming talent, this collaborative production between Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre will feel particularly poignant performed one hundred years after the events it narrates.
|What||The Wipers Times, Arts Theatre|
6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB | MAP
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
21 Mar 17 – 13 May 17, Monday - Saturday evening performances; Thursday and Saturday matinees
|Price||£17.50 - £55.00|
|Website||For more information|