The Thrill of Love

Date: 18th July 2022 - 23rd July 2022

Ticket price: £12 Standard ~ £11 for Concessions which are for Students under 23 in full time education, and patrons over 60. We also offer Group Discount of 10% on all tickets for groups of 10 or more.

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.

“The truth: rarely pure, never simple. Well, not on her side of town. She might catch its eye in a shop-front, then turn up her collar, walk on.”

Doors open 7.15 pm, show starts 7.45pm. Performance end time TBA