ArtsGroupie presents, “KITTY: Queen of the Washhouse” a celebration of 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 highlights 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.
In 2019 the play was performed here in Liverpool in Schools, including St. Vincent de Paul, the site of her original washhouse and Broad Square – to over 1500 primary school pupils, two standing ovations in the small concert room and a rural tour. 3032 theatre-goers are all better informed about the great lady and hopefully inspired.
Now we are bringing the production back! And will go on to perform in London and New York City.
Tickets £11. Carers go free.