AUTUMN Season 2019

Progressive Players

The Thrill of Love

By Amanda Whittington

11th - 16th November 2019

Ruth Ellis is infamous as the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom. But why did she do it? Why did she plead guilty? Why did she show so little remorse? These are the questions asked by Detective Inspector Gale as he investigates what drove a successful London hostess and self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ to commit murder?

Film noir stylings and the lyrics of Billie Holiday guide an exploration of Ruth Ellis and the society that made her.

Rosie Luffingham
Tim Clark
Louise Wright
Kathryn Sergison
Zoë Slade

Production Images

Stage Manager Alex Russell
Set Design Jim Race
Crew Chief Robbie Carruthers
Set Construction Robbie Carruthers, Huw Pritchard, Rob Williams, Simon Race, Nathan Butterfield, Gavin Jacques, George Mavin and Matt Rodgers
Wardrobe Maureen Duffy, Gillian Rolfe, Jo Hall
Prompt Theresa Mulkerrin
Lighting set Phil Campbell
Lighting operate Andrea Langeveld
Sound set Marian Walker
Sound operate Sue Clark
Properties Linda Wilde, Jo Hall, Cathy Williams, Lorna Watson
Convenor Jane Bowron

Directed by

Jim Race