The Thrill of Love

27 March 2013 – 4 May 2013      

St James Theatre Productions presents the New Vic Theatre production of

by Amanda Whittington
Directed by James Dacre

★★★★ – The Guardian

Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, convicted of the coldblooded killing of her unfaithful lover. Directed by James Dacre, this gripping new play by the author of the hugely popular Be My Baby takes a new look at the real woman behind the headlines and at the events that drive her to murder.

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 just who is she trying to protect?

This production contains gun shots, smoking, strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and recreational drug use, and is recommended for ages 16+. Smoke, Haze and Strobe lighting are used throughout. 

Running length: 1 1/2 hours without an interval.

27 March - 4 May 2013

Performance Times:

Monday - Saturday evening 7:30pm
Saturday matinee 2:30pm
Thursday matinee (28th March & 4th April) 2:30pm
Wednesday matinee (from 10th April) 2:30pm
Sunday No Performance

Regular Prices:

3rd April - 4th May

Premium £40
Standard £30
Stage Seating £15
Concessions* £20

*Concessions are available for people who are under 26, unemployed, senior citizens and Westminster resident card holders. Proof of eligibility will be required on collection, and tickets will not be available to post

Groups (8+) , School Groups & Access Bookings

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to St James Theatre. For further queries and to book please contact our Box Office on 0844 264 2140.

All concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility must be presented when booking and collecting tickets.