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Four young women fight to change the future of education Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

5th - 9th Mar 2024

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50


"As the final curtain came, wave after wave of applause erupted as the true weight of this magnificent production sank in" - NE Theatre

"Brilliantly staged and directed, with an ingenious set ... Each member of the cast performs with such integrity" - Break A Leg


“It may be a pity for women that they are born women, but in running the intellectual race, it’s unlikely they will succeed and perilous to even try.”

It is 1896 and at Cambridge University a battle is raging for the right of women to sit for degrees.

While the female students of Girton College study hard and match their male peers grade for grade, they graduate with nothing other than the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman.

But now four Girton girls are taking on the system and are determined to overcome the prejudices they face.

This energetic, passionate and eye-opening drama follows their fight to change the future of education.

But will barriers of class divides and love, plus the strength of those who will do anything to stop them, prove insurmountable?


Age recommendation: 11+


This amateur production of “Blue Stockings” is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books



CONCESSION PRICE applies to customers who are aged 18 and under, aged 65+, students or unwaged. 

BOOK FOR A PARTY OF 10+ for the same date and receive 10% discount. All 10+ seats must be booked at the same time as the discount cannot be applied retrospectively. 

Please note the position of the STAGE on the seating plan. Row A is the front, Row U is the rear.

The Row marked 'W' at the front marks the spaces assigned for audience members who use wheelchairs. For access information, click HERE

RUNNING TIME: end approx. 10.10pm

This play is part of our Season Pass offer (5 plays for the price of 4). More info.

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If you have any access requirements or experience any problems booking online, please give the Box Office a ring and we will be happy to assist you. 

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