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The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington


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.

An amateur performance by arrangement with Nick Herne Books.

Directed by Chris Whiteside.

Tickets £11.00 members £12.50 Guests (includes a free glass of wine)

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Sat 23rd March

Sun 24 March

Mon 25th March

Tues 26th March

Earlier Event: March 9
A Brief History of Music
Later Event: March 30
Northern Sky