The Wipers Times – tours UK to outstanding reviews!Published on: 24th October 2016
‘The Wipers Times’ remains one of the First World War’s best kept secrets, a satirical newspaper written by soldiers who fought on the front line at Ypres, Belgium.
Ian Hislop and Nick Newman discovered the texts and created a dramatization for the BBC in 2013, starring Michael Palin and Emilia Fox. Hislop and Newman then turned the successful adaptation to the stage, premiering at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on 22nd September, ending its tour in mid-November at the Playhouse, Salisbury.
The Wipers Times has been received with an outstanding reception, all performances at The Watermill have sold out, and reviewers has responded with five and four star reviews, applauding the convincing actors a ‘renewed admiration’ of those who fought for our country.