The Thrill of Love

Written by Amanda Whittington

Directed by Adam Croft

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Performances are 16 - 24 November 2018
Auditions are 6 September 2018
Box Office opens on 3rd November

Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, after being convicted of shooting her lover, David Blakely, in cold blood. The Thrill of Love dramatises this infamous true story and takes a closer look at the women behind the headlines.
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis 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. She also begins seeing Desmond Cussen, a man driven mad with jealousy by her tempestuous and often violent relationship with David.
Whittington’s play focuses on Ruth’s interior life, as well as her friendship with three women all working the club scene: the dependable club owner, Sylvia, aspiring actor and model, Vickie and charwoman, Doris.
These friends provide comfort to her as she battles abusive lovers and a rabid press. Meanwhile, Detective Jack Gale follows her story from the beginning, hoping to piece together the motive behind why she murdered David and, more importantly, whom she might be protecting...

Plays from the 2018-19 season


Teechers

Written by John Godber
Directed by Angela Goss
21 - 29 September 2018

The Thrill of Love

Written by Amanda Whittington
Directed by Adam Croft
16 - 24 November 2018

Glorious

Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Chris Young
18 - 26 January 2019

Miss Julie

Written by August Strindberg
Directed by Anthony Bird
15 - 23 March 2019

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Alistair Brown
10 - 18 May 2019

Boeing Boeing

Written by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Joe Butcher
5 - 13 July 2019


Plays from the 2018-19 season

Teechers  -  The Thrill of Love  -  Glorious  -  Miss Julie  -  The Picture of Dorian Gray  -  Boeing Boeing

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