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The Thrill of Love

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by Amanda Whittington
directed by Ann Atkins

About the Show

A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life.

Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover.

Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.

Performance Times

Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November


Full £10.00 (no concessions)

Earlier Event: 9 October
Comment is Free & The River
Later Event: 23 November
Sophie Reid: 280 Days