The Wipers Times

October 2017
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The Oxford Revue: Best of the...
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The Oxford Revue: Best of the... The Oxford Revue: Best of the... & Bacchae
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Jumping Jack's Dance Intensive Jumping Jack's Dance Intensive & Crime and Punishment Jumping Jack's Dance Intensive & Crime and Punishment & Plus1 more...
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment & Rita, Sue and Bob Too
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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

Caption Competition!
In honour of writers Nick Newman and Ian Hislop, the competition for The Wipers Times is Private Eye themed.
 
So, email your answers to competitions@oxfordplayhouse.com: what are this nurse and solider saying?
 
Our favourite entry will win tickets to The Wipers Times on Mon 18 Sep.
 
Deadline: 12pm on Wed 13 Sep.
 

Book Tickets

A Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre production.

The performance on Tue 19 Sept will be followed by a Q&A with Ian Hislop

  • A laugh a minute
       
    Mail on Sunday
  • Remarkable forerunner to Private Eye.
       
    Daily Telegraph

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