Join the Downsview Players as they step into the world of Ruth Ellis and explore her tragic story.
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, she is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain.
In Amanda Whittington’s play, 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.
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The Thrill of Love – a play by Amanda Whittington
Downsview Methodist Church Hall, Waddington Way, Upper Norwood SE19 3XH
May 19, 20 and 21 2022
8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)
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