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Play, Wed 10 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Blue Stockings

Blue Stockings


Weston Road,
LS29 8HB

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In 1896, women students at Girton College, Cambridge were allowed to attend classes but not to graduate. Jessica Swale’s absorbing play tells the story of a group of four spirited young women fighting for education and self-determination against the wider historical backdrop of the campaign for women’s suffrage. The obstacles in the way of these feisty pioneers include the distractions of falling love, the harsh realities of the class divide and the intransigence and hostility of the opposition. The lives and futures of these young women will be profoundly affected by the outcome of a vote that will decide whether they have the right to a degree or must instead return home unqualified and unmarriageable.

On-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 10 - Sat 20 Jul 2019 19:30
Quote from the play: “Love or knowledge: which would you choose?”

Quote from Jessica Swale: “There are lots of women in this world that are still denied the most basic rights for an education.” (from the Independent in 2013, the year the play was first produced, at the Globe Theatre, London)


Adult £12.00
Child £6.00
Snr Citizen £10.00
Student £6.00
Green Room £5.00



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