The Thrill of Love



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Director: Di ffitch


Here are the characters  -

Ruth Ellis, a nightclub hostess

Sally Collings  

Amanda Whittington's play dramatises the infamous true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain in 1955 after being convicted of shooting her lover, David Blakely, in cold blood. The play seeks to look behind the headlines, into the true life of Ruth, a divorcee with a young child, working in nightclubs - a work hard, play hard movie-star life. Detective Jack Gale follows her story from the beginning, hoping to piece together the motive behind why she murdered David and, more importantly, who she might be protecting.

Tour dates:

Fri 23rd Feb   Mary Tavy, Coronation Hall
Sat 24th Feb   Upton Cross, Sterts Studio
Wed 28th Feb   Launceston, Town Hall
Fri 2nd Mar   Callington, PrimRaf Theatre
Sat 3rd Mar   Tavistock, Town Hall
Thur 8th Mar   Meavy, Parish Hall
Fri 9th Mar   Holsworthy, HATS Theatre
Sat 10th Mar   Okehampton, Charter Hall

This production is generously sponsored by local estate agent Miller Town & Country

Generous support is also provided by The Royal Oak in Meavy

Jack Gale, a detective inspector
Paul ffitch


Vickie Martin, a model and actress
Amy Willcocks

Sylvia Shaw, a nightclub manageress

Claire Fishleigh

Doris Judd, a charwoman
Cara Whitfield-Smith