19:00, Tue 3rd – Sat 7th March 2020 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 7
1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. 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.
Blue Stockings follows Tess, Carolyn, Maeve, and Celia through their tumultuous first year at Girton College where they are not only faced with the systematic barriers of misogyny and the cruelty of the class divide that further dictates their right to learn, but also fall in love with the very same boys that brand them as inferior.