This week, the school was treated to two fantastic performances of Jessica Swale's play 'Blue Stockings'. Directed and performed by students from Year 10 to the Upper Sixth, the play follows the story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the backdrop of women's suffrage in the late 1800s.
Cast-member and Upper Sixth student Margot gave some insight into rehearsals, working with the student directors and what the production meant to all those involved:
"Performing in the Senior Play was an incredibly fulfilling experience and I am sure I speak for the whole cast when I say how glad I am that I took part. The rehearsal process was incredibly enjoyable, well-organised and efficient, and this is all down to the fantastic directors, Ella and Emily. They were encouraging from start to finish so that each cast member felt valued and involved. Not only this, but they were also very passionate so that we could all see their vision from the start, making it even more rewarding when we saw this play out onstage.
Performing the characters from 'Blue Stockings', in the year that we celebrate the 70-year anniversary of women being able to graduate from Cambridge, has made it even more meaningful; especially as some of the cast has been applying to university at the same time."