Blue Stockings

KEHS/KES Middle School Production.
 
Love or Knowledge: Which would you choose?
 
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. 
 
In Jessica Swale's debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffatt and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way. The play follows them over one tumultuous qacademic year, in their fight to change the future of education.