Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

Jessica Swale’s empowering and surprising story ‘Blue Stockings’, finds its way to the Barn Theatre. The play is set in 1896 and is based on an historical event when the female students of Girton College Cambridge campaigned to be awarded degrees in the same way as their male counterparts.  The action of the play follows the struggles of four young women as they try to navigate the pitfalls of university life and break out of the restrictive and repressive roles women were given in late Victorian England. The young men view their presence with suspicion and see them as a challenge to male entitlement and supremacy. The stage is set for a monumental struggle.

Directed by Harry Atkinson and presented by local community theatre company, Southwick Players, this wonderful play is not to be missed.  Book now!


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