Bournemouth Little Theatre
The Thrill Of Love
By Amanda Whittington
Directed by Rachael de Courcy Beamish
This is a story of obsession:
A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works hard in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she falls head over heels with the myth of great, romantic love.
Why does their relationship end in murder?
Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence?
Why does she show no remorse?
And who is she trying to protect?
The Thrill Of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.
Amanda Whittington is one of the UK’s favourite and most performed modern dramatists. Her writing in this play accurately reflects the warmth, bitchiness and complexities of female friendship at a time when, even if women knew the rules of the game, they often still end up the losers in a man’s world.
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £9, Members £6) (booking fee applies); Available online.