‘Tis the last production of 2016 before 3 months of Panto takes over The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, and the offering is The Wipers Times. A play that is based on a true story and the BBC film of the same name, that has been adapted for stage by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman; and is being presented by Trademark Films and The Watermill Theatre.
The story is set in Ypres, 1916; in the midst of World War I. The men of the front-line need a way to boost morale – and what better way than producing a satirical magazine? Captain Roberts and his team create The Wipers Times (after the army slang for Ypres); defying both authority and gas attacks, it quickly becomes a huge success among the troops on the Western Front.
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