A Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre Production

The Wipers Times

Mon 10 - Sat 15 September 2018

Wed Green Matinee 2.30pm*
Sat Matinee 2.30pm**

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. The Wipers Times is coming to Exeter direct from a record breaking West End season.

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 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 front line.

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.


Event Info


Mon – Thu Evenings & Sat Matinee: A £31.50 B £29 C £27 D £23
Fri & Sat Evenings: A £33.50 B £31 C £29 D £25
Wed Green Matinee: £22 all seats*
Concs: £2 off bands B-D for students, 60+, benefit recipients, registered disabled, U26s.
Student Standby: £5
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Members multibuy discount available

**Audio Described Performance: Sat 15 September 2.30pm, with Touch Tour at 1pm

*Support the environment and use Public Transport to attend this discounted midweek matinee show.



Running Time

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