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Nobody was ever poorer for what they gave a neighbour in distress...

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Fri 10 Mar - Mon 13 Mar 2023, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm

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About Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse

A powerful one-woman performance transporting you back to 1830s Liverpool to tell the story of Irish immigrant Kitty Wilkinson, whose pioneering approach to public hygiene helped stem the city’s 1832 cholera epidemic. Written by John Maguire (The Liver Bird) & directed by Margaret Connell (Forgotten Voices), it premiered in Liverpool in 2019 to a sold out audience of 1,000 & then again in 2020. Incorporating music & song as well as creative visual effects, the audience is immersed in Kitty’s life story, invited to explore the political & social climate of the period, & to celebrate a truly inspiring female hero. It highlights the importance of community activism in a time when more people are becoming socially isolated. In July 2022, Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse was performed over three nights at the newly opened Shakespeare North in Prescot, selling out every show, & also sold out St Georges Hall in Liverpool in October 2022.