Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the extraordinary true story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.
In a bombed out building during the first world war in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced ‘Wipers’ by British Soldiers),two officers discover a printing press and decide to create a newspaper.
Defying both authority and gas attacks, it proves a huge success with the troops on the western front.
Duration: 2 hours 10mins with interval
A Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre production.
The performance on Tue 19 Sept will be followed by a Q&A with Ian Hislop