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Wipers

Belgrade Theatre, Curve Theatre Leicester and Watford Palace Theatre present

Wipers

By Ishy Din

Thursday 12 - Saturday 21 May 2016

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £9.50 - £16.25 Concessions: £8.75 - £14.25

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October 1914, Ypres, Belgium. The British forces, bolstered by huge numbers of volunteer soldiers from across the Empire have suffered huge casualties in one of the first bloody battles of The Great War.

As a sole survivor on the battlefield holds off the advancing enemy troops, a group of South Asian and British soldiers seek refuge in an abandoned barn. Over the course of a single night, this group of men must confront their fears and find a way to come together if they are to survive.

Wipers is inspired by the real life story of Khudadad Khan, the first South Asian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery at the First Battle of Ypres – a site that went on to be known as “Wipers” by the soldiers who fought there.

This explosive new play by acclaimed playwright Ishy Din and directed by Suba Das, honours the contribution of the million South Asian soldiers who fought alongside their British brothers during the First World War.

“This is the most accomplished and assured first play I have seen for years”
The Independent on Snookered by Ishy Din

Running time: approx. 1 hour, 30 mins with no interval

Thu 12 May 8:00pm
Fri 13 May 8:00pm
Sat 14 May 2:15pm
Sat 14 May 8:00pm
Mon 16 May 8:00pm
Tue 17 May 8:00pm
Wed 18 May 2:15pm Limited Availability
Wed 18 May 8:00pm
Thu 19 May 8:00pm Post-Show Discussion
Fri 20 May 8:00pm Captioned Performance
Sat 21 May 2:15pm Audio Described
Sat 21 May 8:00pm

‘Inspired by the true story of Victoria Cross winner Khuddadad Khan, it’s an important play for a city…and for a nation.’

Whatsonstage.com

‘Din’s play has a burning, beating heart – and it shines a light on the lesser-known stories of the First World War.’

The Stage

In one of the most poignant and decidedly original First World War plays Wipers wins on all fronts.

East Midlands Theatre

Access Performances:

Captioned: Fri 20 May, 8pm
Audio Described: Sat 21 May, 2.25pm

A First Look at WW1 Drama Wipers. A New Play by Ishy Din

Posted by anon on 7th April 2016

October 1914, Ypres, Belgium. The British forces, bolstered by huge numbers of volunteer soldiers from across the Empire have suffered huge casualties in one of... Read more

Wipers set returns home

Posted by Alexandra Rooney on 11th May 2016

This week is a busy week for our staff backstage! With Wipers opening tomorrow night in our B2 studio, Monday saw the “get-in” take place. The term “get-in... Read more

Hear What Audiences Are Saying About 'Wipers' in B2

Posted by anon on 13th May 2016

Ishy Din’s powerful new WW1 drama Wipers opened in B2 this week to an amazing response from audiences. Telling the often overlooked story of the South Asian c... Read more

The World of Wipers - B2, Behind The Scenes

Posted by anon on 13th May 2016

This week has seen our B2 auditorium transform into a small corner of Ypres, Belgium in countdown to the opening of Ishy Din’s explosive WW1 drama, Wipers – ... Read more

Writing Wipers - An Interview with Ishy Din

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 15th April 2016

Before writing Wipers, the critically acclaimed playwright Ishy Din, knew very little about the lives of the South Asian soldiers who fought alongside British so... Read more

Hear what audiences and critics are saying about Wipers

Posted by anon on 15th April 2016

Our brand new co-production of Wipers opened in Leicester this week and the response from audiences and critics has been incredible so far. Set in October 1914 ... Read more

Do you have family connections to the British Indian Army during WW1 and 2?

Posted by anon on 15th April 2016

What’s YOUR Hidden History? Are you a resident of Coventry and Warwickshire with family connections to the British Indian Army during WW1 and WW2? If so, the ... Read more

Designer Isla Shaw

Designing Wipers with Isla Shaw

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 14th April 2016

Designer Isla Shaw discusses the importance of historical accuracy in her costume designs and her use of light and perspective for the set of WWI play Wipers. Read more

Some Small Corner of a Foreign Field...Directing Wipers with Suba Das

Posted by anon on 7th April 2016

Did you know that 70, 000 South Asian soldiers joined the allied forces in WW1? Did you know that 12 Victoria Crosses were awarded to Indian soldiers in World ... Read more

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