A LIVE stage show about a performer, spy and civil rights activist will be staged in Lyme Regis this month.

Born in St Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker was a famous dancer and the first black woman to star in a major film. She became a French national where she raised her 12 internationally adopted children, dubbed the Rainbow Tribe. She aided the French Resistance during the Second World War, which earned her the Croix de Guerre and spoke at the renowned March on Washington in 1963 alongside Martin Luther King.

'Josephine' is coming to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Thursday, November 11.

Produced by distinguished companies The Egg, Wales Millennium Centre, and Oxford Playhouse, Josephine has a Harlem Renaissance-inspired score, Charleston dancing, and plenty of historical figures. Josephine blurs the real with the imagined as the audience follows Baker’s journey from the slums of St Louis via the bright lights of Paris and into the hearts of the world.

Tickets are available from www.marinetheatre.com