Blue Stockings – Tue 10th – Sat 14th Sept 2019
By Jessica Swale
Directed by Sheila Carr
Set in 1896, this is the story of four young women fighting for their right to a university education in a world that assumes women belong at home. The girls study hard and match their male counterparts grade for grade but little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way. The distractions of love, the cruelty of the class-divide, the stigma of being a ‘blue stocking’, or the strength of the opposition to deny them degrees – all this will mean they may return home unqualified and unmarriageable.