The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

Banbury Cross Players will perform The Thrill of Love at The Mill Arts Centre from 20-23 November 2019.


The play will be directed by Tara Lacey. Audition dates will be announced soon. Tara is an experienced actor, performing both in Banbury Cross Players and Peppered Wit. She also has good experience as director. Tara directed Lovesong and The Memory of Water for BCP. The Thrill of Love is a Gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

Tara Lacy director of The Thrill of Love appearing in Game Plan February 2019
Tara Lacey director of The Thrill of Love appearing in Game Plan February 2019

Ruth was a divorcee with a young child to care for. She 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. Ruth then 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?
  • she plead not guilty but offer no defence?
  • she show no remorse?

Who is she trying to protect?

The Thrill of Love is the first play in our 2019-2020 Season

Read through – 10 Sept 2019
Auditions – 17 Sept 2019 (Members) & 19 Sept 2019 (Open)

Announcement of AUDITIONS for The Thrill of Love