From the outset, Ruth’s life was on a fatal trajectory. Following an unhappy, abusive childhood and a series of mundane jobs, she chose the seedy world of “glamour” modelling and work as a hostess in London nightclubs.
A succession of bad choices took her from a married American GI, to an alcoholic husband, to the fatal relationship with racing driver Blakely – and it was this almost manic obsession for Blakely which precipitated his murder.
Amanda Whittington weaves a fascinating fabric around the known facts, incorporating bitter humour and profound sympathy. You can decide for yourself not whether she was guilty – the facts and her own admission convicted her – but whether Ruth Ellis deserved to die.
The Thrill of Love
by Amanda Whittington
A Stables production directed by Rodney Figaro
Friday 17 to Saturday 25 November at 7.30pm
Sunday 19 November at 3pm · No performance Monday
Members £8 · Adults £13 · Under-18s and groups £10 · £2 off first night tickets