How Women (Also) Built The World - Kate Mosse One Woman Show

Bestselling Author Kate Mosse Brings One Woman Show to Theatre by the Lake on 22nd March

With International Women’s Day here what better way to celebrate women than with a theatre tour focusing on some of the great women in history who have been written out of our history books or been largely ignored. That is exactly what best selling author Kate Mosse did with her non-fiction title Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built The World which featured more than 1000 women. Now Kate has taken a selection of these amazing women from her book and put together her first ever one woman show which is touring now and coming to Keswick’s Theatre By The Lake on 22 March.

‘Think back to your classroom, to the roll call of inventors and politicians, military leaders and scientists, philosophers and composers, thinkers and mystics and ask yourself this question. Where are the women?’ Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse OBE, the international #1 multi-million selling author, will embark on her first ever theatre tour in 2023 with Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World. Inspired by Kate’s best-selling book of the same name.

A fabulous evening of entertainment – music, images and storytelling - the show will see Kate celebrate the lives of extraordinary, brilliant, trail-blazing and heroic women from throughout history whose names deserve to be better known. It’s part detective story into her own, sometimes heart-breaking, family history - as she’ll share how she tracked down her own long-forgotten relative.

In the show, Kate will shine a spotlight on fascinating and often overlooked, or ignored, facts about the women who made history, from every corner of the world and in every period of time.

Did you know -

  • That when the Lionesses played to a record crowd at the Euros at Wembley in July 2022, they were walking in the footsteps of the legendary Merseyside footballer, Lily Parr, who scored nearly one thousand goals in a career lasting from 1919 to 1952 before hanging up her boots?
  • That scientist and inventor Eunice Newton Foote was the first to understand the phenomenon of global warming, though her work was accredited to the male scientists who came after her?
  • That the first dishwasher was invented by an American woman – Josephine Cochrane – in Chicago and patented in 1893, presumably after a particularly large dinner party when no one offered to do the washing up!
  • That Keira Knightley’s character in The Pirates of the Caribbean, was inspired by notorious ‘she-captain’ female pirates of the 18th century, Anne Bonny and Mary Read?
‘My hope is that Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries will inspire as I have been inspired. It’s a love letter to history and about how, without knowing where we come from – truthfully and entirely - we cannot know who we are.’ Kate Mosse

The show is on at Theatre by the Lake on 22nd March