The Thrill of Love
By Amanda Whittington
11th - 16th November 2019
Ruth Ellis is infamous as the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom. But why did she do it? Why did she plead guilty? Why did she show so little remorse? These are the questions asked by Detective Inspector Gale as he investigates what drove a successful London hostess and self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ to commit murder?
Film noir stylings and the lyrics of Billie Holiday guide an exploration of Ruth Ellis and the society that made her.