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, Jackson Barnard, Kyla Booth, Matt Chapman, Bart Csorba, Brant Eustice, James Fazzalari, Lucy Johnson, Rebecca Kemp, Jasmine Leech, David Lockwood, Tony Sampson, Sebastien Skubala, Tom Tassone, Kate van der Horst and Rosie Williams.
OUR COVID PLAN
HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure theatre expereince. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.
If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ticketing options.
The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe evening out.
Dates: 20-29 May
Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 7:30pm
Sunday 23 2:00pm
Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 7:30pm
Saturday 29 1:00pm
General Admission: $25
Group (6+): $21
Venue: The Studio
34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.