Blue Stockings was a treat to direct and act in! To begin with we had a stella cast who were keen and committed! We had people who had never acted before and people to whom it was second nature! What a privilege! It was amazing to grow as a community and having people caring for each other, meeting up outside of workshops and even praying for each other!
Then there is the play itself! Jessica Swale has written a corker of play that delves into some of our deep issues of our day! Equality, politics, the right to vote, the efficacy of democracy! Some of our cast were so touched by the play that they not only voted but they joined movements to encourage other people to vote! We have also been inundated with repossess from inspired audience members! What a privilege!
When you finish a play this good the feeling is nearly always, ‘How do we match that?’ Well, that is always the challenge but this time, its going to be tough! :)