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Theatre Performance, Mon 1 - Sat 6 Oct 2018

The Wipers Times

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 Eastbourne 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 somber 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.





Running time approximately 2 hours 20 minutes

Post Show Q&A with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, Tuesday 2 October

Audio described performance Friday 7.45pm & Saturday 2.30pm



???? “Laugh a minute” Mail on Sunday

???? “What this play brilliantly conveys, without any sentimentality and with copious gags, is that the production of a few fragile pieces of paper came almost to matter more to those chaps involved than life itself.” Daily Telegraph

???? "Even – perhaps especially – at its silliest, the play has a respect for its subject matter that is deadly serious and decidedly affecting” The Times

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 1 - Sat 6 Oct 2018
Mon - Sat 7.45pm
Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Mon - Thu 7.45pm £21 - £26.50
Fri & Sat 7.45pm £22 - £28.50
Wed 2.30pm £21
Sat 2.30pm £21, £23

Concessions £1.50 off (Mon - Thu 7.45pm only)
Groups buy over 10 tickets receive 10% off (Mon - Thu 7.45pm only)
Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre 25% off (First 2 nights only)

Prices inclusive of £1 per ticket booking fee

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

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Thu 27 Sep Fastlove
Fri 28 Sep The Magic of Motown
Sat 29 Sep This Is The Greatest Show
Mon 1 - Sat 6 Oct The Wipers Times
Sun 7 Oct Flawless
Tue 9 - Sat 13 Oct Boeing Boeing

Address

Compton Street,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN21 4BW

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Map reference: OA 612846  Lat: 50.76338 Long: 0.28511

Located just yards from the seafront Wish Tower area and 10 minutes walk from the railway station. Follow theatre signs. The theatre has a pay and display car park in College Road (free of charge in evenings). There's also a limited amount of free on street parking.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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