Kate Saffin

Kate Saffin

Boater, writer, storyteller and actor, Kate Saffin has lived on a narrowboat and told stories of the waterways since 1999. She trained as writer for stage and broadcast media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She adapted the waterway’s classic ‘Ramlin Rose; the Boatwoman’s story’ by the late Sheila Stewart and has performed at canal festivals, pub gardens and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Other plays have retold the apparently true story of a brothel on a boat and a late coming of age for a pensioner who finds herself on holiday on a boat. ‘Isobel’s War’ is based on interviews and existing accounts of the young women who worked on the boats during the second world war to tell Isobel’s story.

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