Buy Tickets‘Blue Stockings’ By Jessica Swale
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 men the graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being ‘blue stockings’ – an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.
Jessica Swale’s debut play Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. This funny, heart-felt and powerful play follows them over one tumultuous academic year.
Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th September, 19:30.
Tickets £10/£9 available from the Home and Colour Centre, Stone High St (01785 817307)
Who Are Stone Revellers?
Stone Revellers Musical Theatre is the longest running theatre group in Stone. We have been performing in the town since 1978 and we haven’t missed a year yet. We have over 100 members who range from 7 to 77! Our membership isn’t just about performers either, some people love to help with the technical side, set building, costume, collecting tickets and the million other things that go on behind the scenes. ‘Revs’ is more than just a theatre company, it’s a community. We regularly get together socially and look out for each other through the trials and tribulations of life. We try not to take ourselves too seriously but we absolutely take our theatre seriously! We constantly strive to improve our standards and ensure we offer our loyal audiences value for money. Show by show, year by year we always aim to produce the most professional, slick and entertaining shows we possibly can.
What We DoWe perform 4 shows a year at St Michael’s Hall:
- The musical (March/April)
- The Summer Comedy (June)
- The Play (September)
- The Pantomime (Nov/December)
This might seem like a hectic schedule but it means there is something for everyone, both in terms of our audiences coming to watch and our membership taking part.
We are always looking for new members, if you fancy performing come and audition, we pride ourselves on being an open society that gives everyone an equal shot. Also, there are lots of other jobs to do besides performing, so no matter what you’re interested in doing…get in touch! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve been busy getting ready for our latest production “Blue Stockings” which plays at St Michael’s Hall in Stone, Staffordshire next month on the 13th-16th September. This intriguing, witty and funny play tells the story of the first women to go to Cambridge University, but in 1898 only the men are permitted to graduate. Faced […]