Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Girl

The Lion Salt Works Museum, is to host its first musical. A sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl’ is part of the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts Spring Programme and will be performed on Saturday 28 May at 7.30pm (£8 adults; £6 for under 16s). Tickets can be purchased at or call the Lion Salt Works on 01606 275040

Determined to use her vocational skills, Joanie turns her local coffee shop upside down when she decides to report on the “creatures” (customers) of the shop as if she were Jane Goodall herself, bushwhacking through the African jungle to study the chimpanzees. In her very own “Coffee Shop Jungle”, hilarity ensues, with jazzy tunes, co-worker showdowns, and even a little romance. One actor performs, playing over 20 characters and 5 different styles of singing in the same show. The hour-long performance is suitable for children aged 9 years or over.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Wellbeing said: “This kind of best-selling production is just what was envisaged when the Lion Salt Works Museum was renovated. I am delighted that the Museum’s ‘Thompson Suite’, located in one of the Museum’s large renovated Stove Houses, is being used so effectively.”

The Lion Salt Works Museum, recently won its fifth award since opening in 2015 – the UK’s top conservation award from the Civic Trust. The restoration of the Museum was possible thanks to a £5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and funding from Cheshire West and Chester Council.  The £10m restored museum has proved very popular with visitors, who enjoy its fun, interactive exhibitions, play area and café.