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I’m an actorwritertrainer and part-time suffragette with a passion for creating, performing and sharing stories from the heart that empower, educate and entertain.

Phenomenal Women: Performances | Workshops | Talks
Banner image. Credit: Kate Willoughby, 2021.
Speaker at Northern Power Women Live, Leeds 2017.


To Freedom’s Cause should be seen by every woman and teenage girl. And by anyone who couldn’t be bothered to vote. Moving, stirring & passionate.

Jane Garvey, Broadcaster and former BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour presenter (2014)
Performance of ‘To Freedom’s Cause’ at the House of Commons with a debate chaired by Jane Garvey with Chi Onwurah MP, Dr Helen Pankhurst, Yas Necati & Emma Barnett.


Kate joined our inaugural International Women’s Day event and she was inspirational. Our students thoroughly enjoyed her talk and are now so much more informed on why #votingmatters and the importance of promoting political rights for young people. Learning about #Emilymatters has inspired our young men as well as young women. Kate is amazing.

Sharon Marshall (Senior Tutor & Literacy Coordinator) Bolton Sixth Form College (2015)


Kate took us on a journey back in time and she enthralled us with her performance of Nancy Astor, who was the first woman to take her seat in Parliament.

– Leyburn Ladies Luncheon Club (2021)
Kate Willoughby, as suffragette Emily Wilding Davison & Nancy Astor MP.

An amazing performance! Very powerful, especially in the room where the [suffragette] movement may have begun.

– Beth, #TeaWithEmily at the Pankhurst Centre, Manchester (2017)