A FAMILY theatre show will tell the story of fearless journalist Clare Hollingworth, who was the first journalist to report on the events leading to the outbreak of the Second World War.

This globe-trotting and playful show from Paddleboat Theatre embarks on the journey of fearless Clare.

It tours to Dorchester on Wednesday, October 30 and will then tour to rural communities with Artsreach, the county’s touring arts charity.

Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century celebrates the work of a pioneer who changed the mould of journalism, not just for women but for everyone.

On August 19, 1939 it was reported that a young, intrepid journalist crossed the border from Poland to Germany. There, she saw something that would change her life, and history, forever…

In this interactive show, the audience is encouraged to be journalists and go undercover in a show bursting with storytelling, songs and the scoop of the century. Clare Hollingworth died in January 2017.

Born from the vibrant city of Exeter, PaddleBoat Theatre is committed to creating high-quality productions for children and families across the south west.

*Clare Hollingworth and the Scoop of the Century, Dorchester Corn Exchange, Wednesday, October, 30, 2pm. Tickets cost £8 or £6 for members and concessions or £24 for a family ticket. Also to be performed in Chetnole on Saturday, November 9 at 10am (Call 01935 872998 for tickets). It will also be performed in Sturminster Marshall on Saturday, November 9 at 4pm (Call 07903 057427 for tickets). Further information and tickets are also available online at artsreach.co.uk