The Wipers Times
The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times Tickets

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. Following a sell-out season at the Arts Theatre The Wipers Times returns for seven weeks only.

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.


Key Information

Booking from:
Mon 19th November 2018

Booking until:
Sat 1st December 2018

Min price: £31.00
Max price: £71.00

Running time:
2 hours 10 minutes


Arts Theatre Information

Address: Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

London Underground Nearest tube: Leicester Square

London Underground Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern

Directions Directions from Leicester Square :

(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square up to Great Newport Street on your left, where you can see the theatre.

Rail Nearest rail: Charing Cross

Buses Bus routes: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses Night buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Parking Parking: Chinatown (3 mins)

Congestion Charge In congestion zone?: Yes

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