Santa Maria College Presents
Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale
Santa Maria College Theatre
3, 4, 5, 6 April at 7.00 pm
Tickets are $20.00 per person
Bookings close at 3.30 pm on the afternoon of the performance unless sold out.
Blue Stockings follows the story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage
Set in 1896 at Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women to tertiary education. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a ‘blue stocking’ – an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.
The play follows four determined first year students over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education and win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them.