Blue Stockings

Thu 5th – Sat 14th Jun 2014

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Girton College 1896 - knowledge is power.”

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

SUMMARY

Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain

Set Design by Florence Pettit

Costume Design by Alex Berry

Girton College 1896 – knowledge is power

In 1896 at Cambridge University something deeply unsettling and utterly baffling is happening. The women are revolting.

A fast paced mini-epic, centred on a key battleground on the march towards equal rights.

With the feminist and suffragette movement building momentum, a small group of determined educationalists and aspiring students are campaigning for young women to have the right to graduate. What they come up against is the prevailing wind of the day; science that tells them too much education could whither their wombs, and a social stigma that academic achievement leads to loss of femininity, along with any chance of marriage, a family or any normal life.

This is a story of young women, ordinary in their desires, but extraordinary in their place in history. It shows us where we have come from, and challenges us to look at where we are now.

Originally produced at the Globe Theatre London, Blue Stockings is a shocking and stirring new play, which will send you out of the theatre feeling elated, appalled, and thoroughly educated.

£15 FULL £10 CONCESSION.

Admission: £15(£10)

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