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AIM Dramatic Arts 2017

BLUE STOCKINGS by Jessica Swale

Directed by Peta Downes

Designed, Produced and Performed by the 2017 Bachelor of Performance Graduating Company

Why should a woman have to choose between love and knowledge? 

It’s 1896 and Girton College at Cambridge University is the firstresidential college in Britain to admit women. Tess Moffat, Celia Willbond, Carolyn Addison and Maeve Sullivan arriveat Girton as capable, brilliants students who more than match their male counterparts, but soon learn they are not welcome at Cambridge.

The thought that they will be denied degrees and go home unqualified with the stigma of a ‘blue stocking’ – an unnatural, educated woman - spurs them on to fight the establishment and win the right to graduate.

Then Tess meets Ralph Mayhew, a Trinity College student who is charming and supportive of her with real prospects. Tess is faced with a dilemma. Should she sacrifice her hard-won education for this chance of a marriage or stay the course at Girton and be true to her heart and mind?

Jessica Swale’s contemporary take on life in the Victorian era, follows the funny and poignant journey of these Girton Girls as they overcome opposition from the academic establishment to try and change the future of education.


Drama Theatre (Theatre 2, A.515)

Australian Institute of Music

1-55 Foveaux Street, Sydney

Fri 4th – Sat 12 August, Matinees and Evenings

Performance Information

Dates and Times

Fri 4 August 7.00pm (Cast A)

Sat 5 August 2.00pm (Cast B)

Tues 8 August 7.00pm (Cast B)

Wed 9 August 11.00am (Cast B) and 7.00pm (Cast A)

Thurs 10 August 11.00am (Cast A) and 7.00pm (Cast B)

Fri 11 August 7.00pm (Cast A)

Sat 12 August 2.00pm (Cast A) and 7.00pm (Cast B)


Adult $25

Concession (Pensioners, Full-Time Students/Unemployed with valid ID) $18.00

Adult Groups (10 or more) $20.00

Student Groups (10 or more) $9.00

AIM Staff, Students and Alumni FREE (limit of two tickets per graduate)

Running time

2 hr 30 min including a twenty minute interval


PG – Parental guidance is recommended for students under the age of 15. Production contains simulated violence and adult themes.

School Bookings 

Suitable for Years 8 - 12.

Must select ‘School Booking’

Maximum ticket booking per school: 30

An amateur production by special arrangement with Dominie Drama on behalf of Nick Hern Books

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