A SPOOKY show will be making its way to Ellesmere soon as part of its rural tour.

Liverpool-based play Kitty, Queen of the Washhouse, will be starting at Ellesmere College on Thursday, June 6.

The play is written by Liverpudlian writer John Maguire and produced by Drama Chameleon and Arts Groupie CIC.

It tells the story of Irish immigrant Kitty, also known as the 'Saint of the Slums', who went from being a victim of child labour in Lancashire, to being a champion in Victorian Liverpool where she opened the first public wash and bath house in the UK.

Kitty is now buried in Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral churchyard and is the only female to have a statue in Liverpool's St George's Hall.

Samantha Alton gives a mesmerizing performance of the friendly ghost of Kitty in this "one-woman show".

Play director Margaret Connell, said: "It's not just history - this is her story!

"Kitty was a one-woman social services department of her time."

Drama Chameleon's co producer Sue Richardson Fowkes, said: "I am delighted to bring this show to Shropshire knowing all the history our county has with Merseyside.

"I also feel strongly that city shows, particularly quality fringe shows, featuring emerging writing and acting talent, should see the light of day in our rural settings and non-traditional theatre spaces.

"If well supported, we aim to bring more shows to the sticks – I guess we are on an outreach entertainment mission."

Dates for the show are as follows:

Ellesmere College Arts Centre on June 6 and June 7 at 7.30pm

Cockshutt Millenium Hall on June 8 at 7.30pm

Tickets are priced at £10 or £7 for under 18s.

For more information please visit: www.ellesmere.com and search ‘What’s On’.