The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

Stamford Shoestring Theatre presents ‘The Thrill of Love’, a gripping drama about Ruth Ellis by Amanda Whittington, from Tuesday 7 March to Saturday 11 March 2023, at Stamford Arts Centre.

Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child, Ruth works in nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard – and dream of a movie-star life.

When Ruth meets David Blakely, a wealthy racing driver, she falls in love, but her passion becomes an obsession. Fame comes – but not in the way she imagines.

Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead ‘not guilty’ but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect? Amanda Whittington’s gripping play takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.

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Price: £12 (£10)

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