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Blue Stockings

Presented by Red Phoenix Theatre & Holden Street Theatres


Due to COVID-19 Blue Stockings has been rescheduled to May 2021.

Cambridge 1896, and Girton College is home to the country's first female students. Blue Stockings is the empowering and surprising story of four young women fighting for their right to a university education in a world that assumed women belonged at home.

A gloriously moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage. This year's intake of new women at Girton College face economic difficulty, the distractions of men and radical politics, and the jaw-dropping prejudice that blights every aspect of academic life. Meanwhile, there looms the prospect of a controversial vote to decide: should these ‘blue stockings’ be allowed to graduate? The play begins with text from an actual speech by ‘real life’ Dr Maudsley who warns his audience that education for women is a dangerous idea. He argues that women's lives should be determined by their biological and reproductive functions, and therefore attending university is likely to cause them serious harm.

First produced at Shakespeare's Globe in 2013 it was a sell-out success. Based on feedback we’ve received so far, we fully expect this to also be a sell-out season. So don’t miss out.

Directed by Libby Drake and featuring a wonderful cast including Kate Anolak, Laura Antoniazzi, Adrian Barnes , Matt Chapman, Bart Csorba, Thomas Filsell , Oscar Jolly, Rebecca Kemp, Jasmine Leech, David Lockwood, Paris Mignone, Mark Mulders, Ashley Penny, Tony Sampson, and Kate van der Horst.

Blue Stockings



Genre: Theatre

Season: 2021

Dates: 20-29 May


Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 7:30pm

Sunday 23 2:00pm

Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 7:30pm

General Admission: $25
Group (6+): $21
Concession: $19

Venue: The Studio

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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