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Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse

  • St George's Hall Liverpool (map)

The play “KITTY: Queen of the Washhouse” is one that celebrates one of our own famed Liverpudlians, Kitty Wilkinson (1786–1860), whose community efforts for public hygiene helped stem the outbreak of cholera, leading to the opening of the first combined washhouse and public baths in the United Kingdom. A pioneer that many people know of but may not comprehend her dramatic life story. It will highlight the importance of working within a community in a time where more and more people are becoming socially isolated. Technologically we can connect with people on the other side of the world, yet we sometimes don't talk to our closest neighbours.

ArtsGroupie, has previously produced plays for the Shiny New Festival, WriteNow Festival and Manchester Pride. Our company champions, local social history and the LGBTQA+ community.