Young Dreamers present 'Blue Stockings' - November 11th & 12th (click for details)


‘Blue Stockings’ by Jessica Swale

Nov 11/12th Salvation Army Hall, Felixstowe

The play ‘Blue Stockings’ is the eye-opening story of four young women fighting for their right to education and self-determination against the backdrop of the larger suffragette movement. Blue Stockings is set in and around Girton College, Cambridge in the 1890s – home to the country’s first female students and an object of contempt and derision for the rest of the university. Its young women face  astonishing levels of prejudice, as well as the economic hardships, romantic entanglements and distractions of radical politics that still characterize student life in the 21st century. Then a controversial vote  appears on the horizon: should these ‘blue stockings’ be allowed to graduate along with their
male counterparts?

Blue Stockings is theatre director Jessica Swale’s play-writing debut, and the first play to dramatise this pivotal moment in the battle for sexual and educational equality in Britain. In 2016 , as new financial barriers to university spring up at home and the issue of women’s access to education all over the world is rarely off the news agenda, many of the questions the play raises feel as significant and relevant now as ever.

The YOUNG DREAMER’s THEATRE Company was set up in 2014 by a young person aspiring to go into the acting profession, with professional classical musician Christopher Poffley. Damien Laverty – a talented young director – has directed their 4 productions : Anne Frank’s diaries, Bronte, David Copperfield and Mermaid . The group aims to give young people from the local area the opportunity to perform in high quality plays both as actors and musicians. The Salvation Army has generously allowed it’s premises to be transformed into a theatre for show week in June and November each year.
For more information go to :

The Salvation Army

Felixstowe Corps
Cobbold Road
IP11 7EL
Tel: 01394 276502

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