The Thrill of Love (2015)

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Poster by Tom Hancock

by Amanda Whittington

Directed by Rachael Watkins

Performances: Tue 24th – Sat 28th February 2015, Prompt Corner


As the last woman to be hanged in Britain, Ruth Ellis achieved the notoriety she craved but maybe not in the way she had ever imagined. From her dreams of being a Hollywood star to the cold reality of the steel bars of Holloway prison, Ruth came to meet her demise.

A tragic tale of a fragile woman betrayed by every man she met and loved. This play asks the questions that, at the time , were inconceivable - her death divided a classist nation and shook the morality of capital punishment.

Some good came from her hanging as it haunted those that allowed it and acted as a catalyst for change in the abhorrent death penalty.




Special thanks must also be given to the cast and crew of Remote, the cast and crew of Abigail's Party, Gavin Parker, Michelle Thomson and the publicity team, Jeanette Hoile, Matthew Lyne and the bar staff, the box office team, Front of House, Alan Buckman, Brian Fretwell for the lovely gramophone and Jane Hancock.


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By Amanda Whittington


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