Wednesday 25 July - Friday 27 July 2018 ...
This summer, in the year of the anniversary of (some) women gaining the right to vote, YAT presents a moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.
1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a ‘blue stocking’ – an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.
In Jessica Swale’s debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education.
There is a 10% discount automatically applied to bookings of TEN or more tickets in a single transaction.
There will be THREE performances at the Michael Frayn Theatre, Kingston Grammar School. On all nights the doors will open at 6.45pm and the performance will start at 7.30pm. Latecomers may not be allowed entry until a suitable break in the performance.
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