Jessica Swale’s empowering play ‘Blue Stockings’ ﬁnds its way to the Barn Theatre for four evenings in March
Jessica Swale’s Blue Stockings at the Barn Theatre
Jessica Swale’s female empowerment play at the Barn Theatre. Set in 1896 and is based on a 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.
Play details and tickets
Focusing on equal education rights, sexual autonomy, and political enfranchisement, the play is directed by Harry Atkinson and presented by Southwick Players.
Showing for 4 evenings in March: 9th – 12th from 19:30 – 22:00
Book tickets here: ticketsource.co.uk/barn-theatre/blue-stockings or phone 0333 666 3366