Blue Stockings – Provisional dates
Friday 11th September 2020 to Saturday 19th September 2020
These are the provisional dates agreed for Blue Stockings. As soon as the Government relaxes the rules on social isolation the box office will contact ticket holders offering them the opportunity to transfer their bookings to the new date. If this is not possible you will be offered;
Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale
Set over the academic year of 1896 to 1897, ‘Blue Stockings’ takes place in and around Girton College Cambridge. Girton, was the first college to admit women in 1869. However, whilst their male counterparts could graduate the women cannot. The women face the stigma of being called a ‘Blue Stocking’ an unnatural educated woman and not one that any man would want to marry. ‘Blue Stockings’ follows four young women and their teachers as they fight for their right to graduate alongside their male counterparts. They face prejudice, the class divide and the pressure to conform to society’s expectations of women.
A Stables Theatre Production directed by Aisling Tigwell