The Wipers Times

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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 Leicester 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.

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Credits & Acknowledgments

CAROLINE LESLIE
Director
BOB BENTON
Producer
DAVID PARFITT
Producer
IAN HISLOP
Writer
NICK NEWMAN
Writer
DORA SCHWEITZER
Designer
NICK GREEN
Composer
JAMES SMITH
Lighting Designer
STEVE MAYO
Sound Designer
PAUL HERBERT
Musical Director
SIMON FRIEND
ENTERTAINMENT
General Manager

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Cast & Creative

Kevin Brewer

Henderson

Clio Davies

Lady Somersby/Madame Fifi

Sam Ducane

Lieutenant Colonel Howfield

James Dutton

Captain Roberts

George Kemp

Lieutenant Pearson

Chris Levens

Dodd

Dan Mersh

Deputy Editor/Gen.Mitford/Sgt.Tyler

Jake Morgan

Barnes

Joseph Reed

Chaplain/Bobbing Bobby

Emilia Williams

Kate Roberts