Win tickets to 'scoop of the century' newspaper story

PUBLISHED: 17:10 26 October 2019

The story of Clare Hollingworth's life will be played out in Clevedon on November 16. Picture: Matt Austin

The story of Clare Hollingworth's life will be played out in Clevedon on November 16. Picture: Matt Austin

Matt Austin

The story of a young journalist who covered World War Two from the continent will be staged in Clevedon in November.

The story of Clare Hollingworth's life will be played out in Clevedon on November 16. Picture: Matt AustinThe story of Clare Hollingworth's life will be played out in Clevedon on November 16. Picture: Matt Austin

Clare Hollingworth And The Scoop Of The Century will be brought to the town by Theatre Shop next month.

Clare was just 27 years old in 1939 when the conflict erupted and broke the news to the world as she crossed from Poland into Germany.

Her story has been described by many as the 'scoop of the century' and working for The Daily Telegraph she went on to become a pioneering female journalist on the frontline.

A spokesman for show creators PaddleBoat Theatre said: "From the busy newspaper offices in London to the frontline during World War Two, this is the remarkable true story of one of the most important writers of our time and the first time her story has been brought to the stage.

"This globe-trotting and playful family show embarks on the journey of Clare's life, a life-story which has been forgotten for years.

"Celebrate the work of a pioneer who changed the mould of journalism, not just for women but for everyone.

"PaddleBoat Theatre invite you to be journalists and go undercover in a highly interactive show with a theatre set full of surprises."

The show will feature songs from the 1930s and 40s too.

Clare Hollingworth And The Scoop Of The Century will be staged at Theatre Shop, in Queens Square, on November 16, at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced £7, are available online at www.theatreshop.org.uk or by calling 03336 663366.

The Times has teamed up with Theatre Shop to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets each to see the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Clare Hollingworth worked for which national newspaper?

Send your answer - along with your name, address and telephone number - to: Scoop Of The Century competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW.

Alternatively, you can enter at www.northsomersettimes.co.uk by 10am on November 7.

Usual Archant competition rules apply, and the editor's decision is final.

By entering the draw, you agree to be contacted about it by Archant.

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