Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (3 yr. Acting / Stage Management)

Sarah Davey-Hull

Performances take place at the The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, NW3 3HY

Designer: Kate Driver
Performed by MA Acting Contemporary students

‘It may be a pity for women that they are born women, but in running the intellectual race, it’s unlikely they will succeed, and perilous to even try.’

1886. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. Over one tumultuous academic year, the ‘blue stockings’ – ‘unnatural,
educated women’ fight to study and gain a degree alongside their male counterparts.

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.

Booking Information Details

The last performance of this production was on 12 April 2014.

There are no further scheduled performances.

Cast Members

Tess Moffat JESSICA DIVES
Celia Willbond Kerry Fitzgerald
Carolyn Addison LISE AAGAARD KNUDSEN
Maeve Sullivan / Mrs Lindley BETH COLEMAN
Ralph Mayhew MICHAEL MAHONY
Lloyd ZIGGY ROSS
Holmes / Professor Anderson Enyi Okoronkwo
Edwards TOM MCNULTY
Will Bennett LUKE DE BELDER
Elizabeth Welsh LANNA JOFFREY
Dr Maudsley / Billy Sullivan / Husband WILL FRANCIS
Mr. Banks WILLIAM SEBAG-MONTEFIORE
Miss Blake / Minnie ALYS HENRY
Professor Radleigh / Librarian TOM REDICAN
Miss Bott / Lady FAGUN