Auditions – The Thrill of Love, by Amanda Whittington
Mon 2nd Dec 2019 to Mon 9th Dec 2019
Mondays 2nd and 9th December, 8.00 pm in the theatre lounge/studio
Playing dates the week starting 2nd March 2020
A hostess in London’s West End gentlemen’s clubs, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blond bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain.
Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society in which she lived and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.
The Characters are: Ruth Ellis 25ish, a nightclub hostess, Jack Gale 35ish, A Detective Inspector, Sylvia Shaw 30-60, a nightclub manageress, Vickie Martin 30ish, a model and actress, Doris Judd 30-60, A Charwoman
To read a script before the auditions contact Neil Lovegrove on 07889 018137
The Auditions for any MHDS play are open to anyone, but if you become involved in a play in whatever capacity you will need to become a member of the drama society.