Blue Stockings

Date:
Thu, 21 May 2020 to Sat, 30 May 2020
Presenter:
Red Phoenix Theatre Inc.
Description:
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, Adrian Barnes , Matt Chapman, Bart Csorba, Thomas Filsell , Oscar Jolly, Rebecca Kemp, Jasmine Leech, David Lockwood, Paris Mignone, Mark Mulders, Ashley Penny, Tony Sampson, and Kate van der Horst.
www.redphoenixtheatre.com

Availability

Blue Stockings - Thursday 21 May 7:30pm, Thu, 21 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Friday 22 May 7:30pm, Fri, 22 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Saturday 23 May 7:30pm, Sat, 23 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Sunday 24 May 2:00pm, Sun, 24 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Wednesday 27 May 7:30pm, Wed, 27 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Thursday 28 May 7:30pm, Thu, 28 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Friday 29 May 7:30pm, Fri, 29 May 2020  
Blue Stockings - Saturday 30 May 7:30pm, Sat, 30 May 2020  
Please Note: Duration times are an approximate guide and includes interval
Performances that start at 7:30pm:
Bar Opens 6:30pm
Auditorium Doors Open 7:20pm
Show Starts 7:30pm
Finish Approximately 9.50pm

Performances that start at 2:00pm:
Bar Opens 1:00pm
Auditorium Doors Open 1:50pm
Show Starts 2:00pm
Finish Approximately 4.20pm
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