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The Wipers Times

Nick Newman, Ian Hislop

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Full Length Play

6m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573113512

A stage adaptation of the award-winning BBC film by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.

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Full Length Play

Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

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The true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme, interspersed with comic sketches and spoofs from the vivid imagination of those on the front line.

In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres (mispronounced 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.

“Laugh-out-loud funny” -  THE TIMES

 

“An extraordinary true story” - THE GUARDIAN

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6m, 1f

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Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

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Nick Newman

Nick Newman is an award-winning cartoonist and writer. He has worked for Private Eye since 1981 and has been pocket cartoonist for The Sunday Times since 1989. His cartoons have appeared in many other publications including The Guardian, Punch and The Spectator. He was The Cartoon Art Trust’s Pocket/Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2016. He won the Sports Journalists’ ... view full profile

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Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop is a writer and broadcaster and has been editor of Private Eye since 1986. He has been a columnist for The Listener and The Sunday Telegraph, and TV critic for The Spectator. As a scriptwriter with Nick Newman, his work includes five years on Spitting Image, Harry Enfield and Chums, and My Dad’s the Prime Minister, as well as the film and play A Bunch of Amateurs. He has written and ... view full profile

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