The Thrill of Love

by Amanda Whittington

w/c 22 November

The Studio Theatre

Booking details to follow

Director: Emily Girton

A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis works in the kind of night clubs where there is 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. Fame comes - but not in the way she imagines.

The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.


Ruth - Ellie Ball

Sylvia - Amanda Pearce

Vickie - Lesley Flounders

Gale - Malcolm Todd


Director - Emily Girton

Production Manager - Vic Carr

Set Design - Andy Bakewell

Stage Manager - Lynn Burges ASM - Jo Sharpe

Lighting Design - Ali Bakewell

Sound Design - Ritchie Sharpe

Lighting Operator - Jerome Foley

Sound Operator - tbc

Props & Costume - Michelene Harris

Prompt - Sue Scrimshaw FOH Manager - Caroline Todd

Box Office - Jacky Tivers

Programme / Publicity Rob Dixon

Poster Design - Arran Mackay

Photography - Paul Burrows