21:30, Tue 22nd November 2016 - Sat 26th November 2016 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 7
August 1939; three days into her job as a journalist, Clare Hollingworth is sent to Poland to report on the growing tensions. It is there she discovers a line of German tanks lined up on the Polish border, poised and just awaiting the order to strike. It is there she warns the entire globe that World War Two has just begun. It is back in her English newspaper office, however, that her contribution is glossed over, her name forgotten and her story erased from our history. All because she was a woman in the male dominated, cutthroat newspaper business.
Right Place Wrong Time tells the remarkable true story of how one woman saved the world and how the world repaid her by forgetting all about her. The story is presided over by present day 104-year-old Clare and told through a series of flashbacks acted out by her younger self and an ever changing cast of characters.