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The Wipers Times
11th September 7:30 pm - 16th September 10:00 pm£13.00 - £34.00
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 Cardiff direct from the West End.
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.
Performances take place at 7.30pm each evening.
Matinees at 2.30pm on Thursday & Saturday
Matinees: Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
|Your choice of prices||Monday 7.30pm & Thursday 2.30pm||Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm||Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 7.30pm|
|* Restricted view six people max.
** Wheelchair space and companion seat (each).
Postage to a UK address is charged at £1 (optional)
For Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances in Stalls A-S and Circle A-M only: £4.00 off for Children, Students, Over 60s, Unemployed People, Claimants, Disabled People and one Companion each
Under 16s: £18 each in Stalls A-S & Circle A-M at Friday 5.00pm performance only
Over 60s: £19.00 each in Stalls A-S & Circle A-M A-D at Thursday 2.30pm performance
Student Special: £5 for evening performances (except Saturday) from 6pm onwards – subject to availabilityBOOK the wipers times