Time Out "Critics' Choice" Cabaret Ensemble
The Bluestocking Society

Secrets of the Bluestockings

Touring Winter 2020 - Spring 2021

A cabaret history of Women's Lib

Tricity Vogue, 
Leela Bunce 
Emma Waterford

Since the eighteenth century, the Bluestocking Society has run a top secret female resistance movement. Join three undercover members in an all-singing, all-dancing cabaret with a twist; telling the story of some of history's most incredible, oft-forgotten, trailblazing women.


"London's most celebrated sorority" Time Out

"a riotous sell-out success"
Nottingham Theatre Royal
"It was inspiring and hilarious...you three were an absolute delight. Thank you" Audience feedback

Secrets of the Bluestockings is a scripted theatre-cabaret show that tells the fascinating story of the original Bluestocking Society - the first female literary salon in Britain in the eighteenth century, where no topic was off limits. At a time when it was unseemly for women to have any education or practise the arts, the society was the height of rebellion. We explore the history of those first "bluestockings", delve into the lives of more trailblazing women in history and reimagine the Bluestocking Society as 21st century secret agents. A bit like a "WI meeting meets an MI5 recruitment drive."

It is charmingly (and deliberately) low-tech, making it suitable for all kinds of venues.  Packed with fascinating facts, original songs, razor-sharp wit, audience participation and a highly original raffle, Secrets of the Bluestockings is a hugely fun, historically accurate cabaret romp. It even creates Marvel-style action sequences using only a ball of wool.

Staging is flexible and the show works brilliantly in theatre venues, cabaret venues, village halls, bookshops. 

Some previous shows:

Tara Arts Theatre, London - part of Women's Arts Festival 

Nottingham Theatre Royal Third Space 

Red Brick Building Community Arts Centre, Glastonbury 

Alfred Gillett Trust - The Grange, Street, Somerset - for International Women's Day

Norton Fitzwarren Village Hall, nr Taunton  - for International Women's Day

The Harrison, London 

The Blue School, Wells, Somerset - for International Women's Day

Shaftesbury Fringe Festival