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    Blue Stockings

    YAT will next meet at St Peter & St Paul Church Hall, Teddington from 7.30pm on Monday 23rd April 2018 where we will be holding a discussion and introduction evening for our Summer 2018 production, Blue Stockings.

    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.

    Monday 23rd April at St Peter & St Paul's, Teddington 7.30-10pm
    Character breakdowns and audition pieces will be available at the reading which you can take away to prepare for the audition.

    Tuesday 24th April and Thursday 26th April at St Peter & St Paul's, Teddington 7.30-10pm (8pm start on Thursday)
    Please bring with you any dates you cannot rehearse so the directors can make an informed decision about availability when casting. Character breakdowns and audition scripts will be available at the auditions.

    Tuesday 1st May (12x weeks) at St Peter & St Paul's, Teddington.
    They will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout May/June/July from 7.30pm - 10pm (8pm start on Thursdays)

    Wednesday 25th- Friday 27th July 2018
    Michael Frayn Theatre, Kingston Grammar School

    Click here for the official YAT Facebook audition event

    If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit our Get in touch page.