BLUE STOCKINGS
Red Phoenix Theatre
Holden Street Theatres

Drama

Written By: Jessica Swale
Directed By: Libby Drake

Cambridge 1896, and Girton College is home to the country's first female students. Blue Stockings is the empowering and surprising story of four young women fighting for their right to a university education in a world that assumed women belonged at home.

A gloriously moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage. This year's intake of new women at Girton College face economic difficulty, the distractions of men and radical politics, and the jaw-dropping prejudice that blights every aspect of academic life. Meanwhile, there looms the prospect of a controversial vote to decide: should these ‘blue stockings’ be allowed to graduate? The play begins with text from an actual speech by ‘real life’ Dr Maudsley who warns his audience that education for women is a dangerous idea. He argues that women's lives should be determined by their biological and reproductive functions, and therefore attending university is likely to cause them serious harm.

First produced at Shakespeare's Globe in 2013 it was a sell-out success. Based on feedback we’ve received so far, we fully expect this to also be a sell-out season. So don’t miss out.

Directed by Libby Drake and featuring a wonderful cast including Kate Anolak, Laura Antoniazzi, Jackson Barnard, Kyla Booth, Matt Chapman, Bart Csorba, Brant Eustice, James Fazzalari, Lucy Johnson, Rebecca Kemp, Jasmine Leech, David Lockwood, Tony Sampson, Sebastien Skubala, Tom Tassone, Kate van der Horst and Rosie Williams.

Approx. Running Time: 2 hours
Suitable for ages: 12+

Performance Dates:
Dates: 20-29 May

Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 7:30pm

Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 7:30pm

Matinees
Sunday 23 2:00pm
Saturday 29 1:00pm

Venue:
Holden Street Theatres - The Studio
34 Holden Street
Hindmarsh

Bookings:
www.holdenstreettheatres.com

Pricing:
General Admission: $25
Group (6+): $21
Concession: $19