ElevenOne Theatre presents:

Blue Stockings

by Jessica Swale

Tues 22 - Sat 26 September, 7.30pm. Sat matinee: 2.30pm.
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“Love or knowledge: which would you choose?”

Victorian Cambridge: at the first women’s college, a group of brilliant young women are fighting for the right to an equal education, and for the chance to determine their own futures.

Although women are allowed to attend the same lectures and sit the same exams as men, they are denied the right to graduate. And the price for even this small taste of freedom is high. Traditional bastions in academia resent them, while in the outside world they are viewed as “blue-stockings”: undesirable, unnatural women, unfit for marriage. But over the course of one turbulent year, a group of extraordinary men and women will fight to change the face of education forever

In this vibrant and big-hearted play, the young women of Girton College find friendship, love, and the dizzying rush of intellectual freedom. But as opposition gathers pace, their personal and academic lives collide and they face painful choices. Fulfillment or family, acceptance or ostracism, love or knowledge… which would you choose?

“ElevenOne is fast acquiring a reputation for slightly offbeat yet thoroughly enjoyable theatre.” What’s On Stage

“All three create an extraordinary tension on the austere stage, and for much of the time quite a lot of the audience seemed to be holding their breath.” Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday on Copenhagen 


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Duration: 2.5 hours, including interval.