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The Thrill of Love

5th – 13th June 2015

Love, murder and a trip to the gallows: the gripping story of Ruth Ellis

A gripping drama, which takes a fresh new look at Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s 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. 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?

Atmospheric, dark, fascinating and enthralling, this play gets to the core of the incident, of the trial and of the woman who finally broke…

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Part of the Barn’s 2014-2015 Season.

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