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Blue Stockings November 13 – 16 at Hatchlands Park National Trust

Love or knowledge –  which would you choose ?

An intimate production performed in the Music Room at Hatchlands Park. Hatchlands Park was built by Fanny Boscawen, an original bluestocking, and her husband. In celebration of her legacy, Guildburys Theatre Company present Jessica Swale’s acclaimed play telling the true story of the battle fought by women to be permitted to graduate from Girton College, Cambridge. Set during a tumultuous academic year from 1896 – 97, the play follows feisty Tess Moffat and her fellow students as they join the vanguard of women’s education, dancing the can can, riding bicycles and falling in love. At a time when women and girls in some parts of the world still struggle to get access to education, this is a play that speaks to today.

Tickets are strictly limited to 70 per performance.


The Courtyard Cafe will open at 6.30pm, serving light snacks and drinks. Drinks will also be available during the interval

Why not enjoy a pre theatre supper at the renowned Queen’s Head only 5 minutes from Hatchlands Park. A special seasonally adjusted Blue Stockings menu will be available. See a sample menu here
The St, East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RY. Tel 01483 33322
Audience comments on Guildburys’ 2015 production

‘Magnificent. I was privileged to be there last night. The performance was excellent and beautifully presented by all.’

‘Thought-provoked and emotionally stirred by tonight’s performance of Blue Stockings.’ 

Press Quotes about Jessica Swale’s play

‘Cracking… leaves you astonished at the prejudices these educational pioneers had to overcome’  The Guardian
‘Thoughtful and provocative… thoroughly researched and grippingly dramatised’  The Stage
‘Touching and entertaining… Swale tells the story with both wit and a hint of righteous indignation’  The Telegraph 

Flyer photography Jonathan Constant. Design Guildburys Theatre Company. To receive details of this and other forthcoming shows join our mailing list –  click here

Published on: April 18th, 2019