image for Play item typeThe Thrill of Love at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Play, Mon 29 May 2017

Wakefield Drama Festival

Wakefield Drama Festival

Contact

Theatre Royal Wakefield

01924 311 211

Address

Drury Lane,
Wakefield,
WF1 2TE

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Ruth Ellis was a divorcee with a young child to care for. She worked in the kind of nightclubs where there was more than just a drink on offer. Ellis worked hard, played hard and dreamt of a movie star life.

On 11 April 1955, Ellis shot and murdered her lover, David Blakely, outside a Hampstead pub. She was found guilty and became the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Why was she so keen to admit her guilt, and so loath to offer any defence, even refusing to name – until too late – the person who gave her the loaded gun?

A gripping new play that takes a new look at the real woman behind the headlines and at the events that drove her to murder.

Part of the 17th annual Wakefield Drama Festival, which takes place at Theatre Royal Wakefield with companies from across the North of England competing for a series of awards.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 29 May 2017 19:30

Prices

1 play £12
3 plays £30*
7 plays £56
*Not available online, please contact Box Office to purchase a three night pass

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 329207  Lat: 53.68172 Long: -1.50336

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.
Several car parks are close by.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wakefield Westgate station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality