Event date(s):
21st November 2017 19:30 - 25th November 2017 19:30

Admission price:
From £15

Coming to Chichester direct from the West End, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme.

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 resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the troops on the front line.

Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval 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.