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Blue Stockings

by Jessica Swale
Socially-Distanced performance on Friday  29th October  – booking by telephone and at box office only. There will be full table service in the bar, and audience members and theatre staff will be will be expected to wear masks including those with an exemption throughout the building and during the performance.

All other performances (Saturday 30th October – Saturday 6th November) are Not Socially-Distanced – booking online, by telephone and at box office. There will be no restrictions at these performances. We will be happy for audience members to wear masks as and when they wish.

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

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