A little bit of culture can soothe a work-weary soul. Come join us for an inspirational evening at Altrincham Garrick Playhouse for an outstanding performance of The moving & comical Blue Stockings.
This is a great way to meet new people in Manchester in a friendly and relaxed environment. Be the first to see the finest performances with a warm friendly welcome from fellow members.
Here at Social Circle, we take care of organising the tickets so you are sat with a great view and in good company. All you have to do is turn up and order your drinks.
Tonight we are seeing: The moving & comical Blue Stockings
A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.
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 unmarriable.
In Jessica Swale’s play, Blue Stockings, 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: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education.
Blue Stockings received its professional premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, in August 2013
What our members say.
I really enjoy theatre and especially musicals but often my friends are not interested. It was great to finally find people who not only didn’t mind me singing along to Rock of Ages, but joined in with me! Paulette.
Thank you for arranging for us to see The Play that Goes Wrong. My sides still hurt from laughing. Great company and host, as always. William.