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The City Lit Theatre Company presents 'Blue Stockings'

Story added 13th Nov 2018


The City Lit Theatre Company presents Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale – Directed by Petina Hapgood.

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.

This play tells the story of four of these girls, over one tumultuous year and their determination to graduate. It is a story of love, class divide, opposition and despair but also of hope and a change in the future of education. A passionate, beautiful production, which has the power to open the mind and touch the soul

Thursday 6 December, 19:30
Friday 7 December, 19:30
Saturday 8 December, 14:30 & 19:30

Ticksts: Full price £12 & concessions £8 - price includes a drink.
John Lyon's Theatre, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA

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For further information please contact or call 020 7492 2542

Director Petina Hapgood and Assistant Director Alexander Hadyn James


Mrs Welsh - Zoe Bond                                                 

Mr Banks - Alec Cleghorn Brown                                                       

Tess -  Jessica Olim

Maeve/Lady at the table - Rachel Harington                           

Celia - Roxanne  Cavanagh                                                                

Carolyn - Cova Camblor                                                                 

Miss Blake -  Kat Taylor Smith                                                          

Billy/Edwards - Dominic Minchinton                                                      

Holmes/Mr Peck - Joshua Lawson                                                           

Will - Jonathan Forrester                                                                      

Ralph - Christian Rudolf                                                                  

Lloyd - Pavel Steiner                                                                      

Maudsley/Anderson - Michael Tuffnell                                          

Minnie/Lady at Table - Jenna Lewis                                          

Radleigh/Librarian - David Jonson                                                

Miss Bott/Collins - Liz Love                                                            i

Mrs. Lindley/Waitress/ Constance Maynard - Nicole Potter  

Blue Stockings - rehearsal image