The Thrill of Love
Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November
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.
Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November at 7.45pm
Full Price - £10 (no concessions)