What's got us excited... The Thrill of LoveFriday, February 22, 2013
Here in the office we are very excited about Amanda Whittington’s brand new play The Thrill of Love which opens tonight at the New Vic Theatre. The play is based on the extraordinary life of the last woman to be hanged in Britain, Ruth Ellis. Convicted of murder in 1955, the play takes a fresh look at the woman behind the infamous headlines.
A divorcée with a young child to look after, Ruth turns to nightclub hostessing to earn a living. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star lifestyle. However when Ruth meets David, a womanising racing driver, fame finally comes – but not in the way she ever imagined.
Amanda has been billed by The Guardian as ‘our most consistently popular female dramatist.’ She is the author of several incredibly popular plays including: Ladies’ Day, Ladies Down Under, and Be My Baby.
The Thrill of Love is on stage now:
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Friday 22 February – Saturday 9 March
To book tickets please visit: http://www.newvictheatre.org.uk/the-thrill-of-love
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Wednesday 13 March – Saturday 23 March
To book tickets please visit: http://www.sjt.uk.com
St James Theatre, West End London
Wednesday 27 March – Saturday 4 May
To book tickets please visit: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/the-thrill-of-love/
Kate Brower, Performing Rights Manager (Maternity Cover)