Blue Stockings is the first full-length play by Jessica Swale. It is set at Girton College, Cambridge in 1896. Its title refers to bluestockings, a derogatory term for female intellectuals. The action involves four very talented female undergraduates and the campaign to be allowed like their male colleagues to receive a formal degree qualification at the end of their studies. The play touches on some of the issues surrounding the feminist ideals of the late nineteenth-century New Woman including female bicycle-riding, equal education rights, sexual autonomy, and political enfranchisement.
Available from the theatre on 01792 473238 Mon-Fri 10.00-2.00pm. The box office is not available at weekends. On line, www.dylanthomastheatre.org.uk.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not posted out, they will be available for collection at the theatre. The theatre will be open one hour before the show.
This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books Ltd