Wed 30 Oct | Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century (Paddleboat)

  • Dorchester Corn Exchange
  • Wednesday 30 October
  • 2.00pm
  • £8 / £6 / £25 Family ticket (max 2 adults)
  • 50 Mins (Approx)
  • Seated

This globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on the journey of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth. From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War II, Clare’s adventures tell the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time.

A life-story which has been forgotten for years. We’ll celebrate the work of a pioneer who changed the mould of journalism, not just for women but for everyone.

PaddleBoat bring their unique style to this remarkable tale of daring, intrigue and an invasion that would rock the world. We invite you to be journalists with us as we go undercover in a highly interactive show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century.

This tour in 2019 runs in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII.

Clare Hollingworth, who died in January 2017, was the first journalist to report on the outbreak of WWII – the ‘scoop of the century’. Hollingworth was fearless and was awarded an OBE for services to journalism in 1982. Hollingworth’s life story, her character and profession inspired PaddleBoat to create a performance to share her legacy with families in the South West, and to make them reflect on their own experiences.