• The Wipers Times

    Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 September 2017

    Evenings 7.30pm;
    Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm
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Written by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
A Trademark Touring & Watermill Theatre production

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 Cardiff direct from the West End.

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 TALK WITH WRITERS IAN HISLOP & NICK NEWMAN:
After the Tuesday 7.30pm performance. Free to ticketholders

Running time:  2 hours 10 minutes, including a 20 minute interval. 

Your choice of pricesTuesday - Thursday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pmThursday 2.30pmFriday 7.30pm & Saturday 7.30pm
StallsA-P£29.00£25.00£33.00
Q-S£25.00£21.00£30.00
T-U£20.00£19.00£23.00
CircleA-F£30.00£26.00£34.00
G-M£25.00£23.00£30.00
Upper CircleA-D£20.00£19.00£23.00
E-F£13.50£13.00£15.00
Boxes *£136.00£118.00£154.00
£114.00£106.00£136.00
Wheelchair **£13.50£13.00£15.00
* Restricted view six people max.
** Wheelchair space and companion seat (each).
Ticketing Service Charge does not apply.
Postage to a UK address is charged at £1 (optional)

Reductions

For Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances in Stalls A-S and Circle A-M only: £4.00 off for Children, Students, Over 60s, Unemployed People, Claimants, Disabled People and one Companion each

Over 60s: £19.00 each in Stalls A-S & Circle A-M A-D at Thursday 2.30pm performance

Student Special: £5 for evening performances (except Saturday) from 6pm onwards - subject to availability

What the papers say...

Laugh a minute
Mail on Sunday

Remarkable forerunner to Private Eye
Daily Telegraph

A quite magnificent stage play
Libby Purves, TheatreCat

Wonderfully theatrical
WhatsonStage

HyntA React event
 

Seating plan

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This seating plan is provided to give an impression of the auditorium layout. The actual position of some seats may vary slightly from this plan.