One of the 20th century’s most controversial murder cases takes to the stage in Nailsea in February.
The town’s theatre lovers have a chance to see a dramatic re-telling of the Ruth Ellis story when the Little Theatre presents ‘The Thrill of Love’ from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 February.
Ruth was the last woman to be hanged in Britain – for murder.
She was executed in 1955, at the age of 28, after shooting David Blakely in a London street.
The widely reported story of the deadly end to the passionate affair between ‘blonde bombshell’ Ruth and upper-class racing driver Blakely provoked public protests at what many saw as a massive injustice.
Now audiences can look behind the headlines when the Little Theatre stages ‘The Thrill of Love’ at its Union Street home.
Amanda Whittington’s play lays bare Ruth’s troubled life and the catalogue of abuse and violence she suffered.
Taking to the stage will be Julie Lawrence-Allan as Ruth alongside other Little Theatre regulars Vicki Hyde, Steve Allan, Katy Moody and Charlie Delahunty.
Tickets at £10 (£5 for students) are now available on 0777 298 1037.