Date(s) - 01/10/2018 - 06/10/2018
Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne
Monday-Saturday October 1-6, 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday and Saturday
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. Defying both authority and gas attacks, it proves a huge success with the troops on the Western Front. Picture: Kirsten McTernan.
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