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Play, Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct 2017

The Thrill of Love

The Thrill of Love


Written by Amanda Whittington

A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis works in the kind of nightclubs where more than just drink is on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of living like movie stars. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes – but not in the way she imagined.

Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? And who is she trying to protect?

The Thrill of Love, Amanda Whittington’s gripping play, dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.

‘Our most consistently popular female dramatist’ Guardian

Coach parties acceptedWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct 2017 18:45


Adults £11
Concessions £10

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct The Thrill of Love
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Dec Goodnight Mr Tom
Fri 29 - Sat 30 Dec The Big Xmas Cracker 2017


Theatre Royal

01900 603161


Washington Street,
CA14 3AW


Take A66 to Workington town centre. Turn left at T-junction traffic lights, Washington Street, Theatre Royal on left.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Workington station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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