Spring Play Auditions

Spring Play Auditions

Blue Stockings

Blue Stockings Window 2

Please prepare a 1-minute monologue for Feb 23.

We will meet in the Black Box theatre 3-6pm.

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 risk their reputations for their education. They study ferociously and match their male peers’ grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the girls leave empty-handed, with nothing but the stigma of being a ‘bluestocking’- an unnatural, educated woman- to their names. They are unqualified and unmarriageable.

Principal Elizabeth Welsh is determined to win the girls the right to graduate, whatever the cost. Can they persuade the University? Not if the average fellow or undergraduate can prevent it.

Meanwhile, Cambridge offers far more than merely educational opportunities to the Girton Girls. The battle for the vote, it seems, is the least of Elizabeth’s worries. Blue Stockings follows Welsh and the Girton Girls over this tumultuous year, in their fight to change the history of education.

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Read the Play Blue Stockings

Click here for rehearsal calendar and scene breakdown

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