The Thrill of Love
Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, convicted of the coldblooded killing of her unfaithful lover. The Thrill of Love, directed by James Dacre, is an absorbing new play by the author of the tremendously popular Be My Baby takes a new look at the real woman behind the headlines and at the circumstances that drive her to murder.
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame arrives but not in the way she envisages.
Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And just who is she trying to protect?
Booking From: Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 4 May 2013
St. James Theatre
12 Palace Street
Thursday 7th March 2013