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Richmond Theatre

Richmond Theatre

Play, Tue 26 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

Contact

Richmond Theatre

0844 871 7651

Address

The Green,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 1QJ

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Details

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.

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.
Post-show Q&A with writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman after the Tuesday 26th September performance.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 26 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

Prices

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46211 Long: -0.30384

By car - Approach by the A316. The nearest public car park is at Old Deer Park - free after 6.30pm.
Train/tube - Richmond
Buses - 65, 190, 371, 391, 419, 490, 493, 33, 337, 371, 493, 969, N10, H22, H37, R68, R70, N22.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups