Blue Stockings
    By Jessica Swale

    19:45, Tue 28th January – Sat 1st February 2014 at ADC Theatre
    Lent Week 2

    ‘A woman who expends her energy exercising the brain does so at the expense of her vital organs.’

    It is 1896 at Girton College, Cambridge, and Elizabeth Welsh is preparing for battle.

    Girton is the first college in Britain to admit women. The girls there have risked everything to go to University. They study ferociously. They match their male peers grade for grade. And they leave empty handed.

    While the men graduate and are awarded their degrees, the girls gain only the stigma of being a ‘blue stocking’- an unnatural, educated woman. They are unqualified and, worse, unfit for marriage.

    Principal Elizabeth Welsh is determined to win the girls the right to graduate, whatever the cost.

    CUADC presents Blue Stockings in its first University Production following a critically acclaimed debut at the Globe just four months ago.

    This Lent, the blue stockings return to Cambridge to fight for their right to an education.

    'The only thing a woman can own is knowledge... We must build our Trojan horse and infiltrate from the inside.'


    Miss Blake
    Tess Moffat
    Celia Willbond
    Maeve Sullivan
    Will Bennett
    Ralph Mayhew
    Mr Banks
    Dr Maudsley
    Minnie and 'Lady'
    Professor Anderson
    Professor Collins and 'Husband'
    Professor Radleigh and Mr Peck
    Carolyn Mouchette Addison
    Mrs Welsh
    Miss Bott and Mrs Lindley
    Edwards and Billy Sullivan

    Production Team

    Technical Director
    Set Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Assistant Lighting Designer/Sound Designer –
    Stage Manager
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Publicity Designer
    Chief Electrician
    Head of Props –
    Assistant Producer
    Master Carpenter
    Make Up –
    Assistant Director