Thrill of Love Audition 19 May

Thrill of Love Audition 19 May

About The Show

A gripping drama about Ruth Ells, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth 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 movie-star life. Then she 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? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect?

Amanda Whittington’s play The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.

Production Team

Director – Ashleigh Cates


To book your audition, please email with your preference of morning (9am – 12pm) or afternoon (1pm – 3pm). You will receive an email within 24 hours confirming your specific time slot. Auditions will be held on Sunday 19th May 2024.

All Auditionees will be required to:

– Perform a dramatic monologue from a play (preferably written in the last 50 years).
– Participate in a group audition wherein auditionees will be required to learn a short scene within a 15 minute period.


RUTH ELLIS, a nightclub hostess
JACK GALE, a detective inspector
SYLVIA SHAW, a nightclub manageress
VICKIE MARTIN, a model and actress
DORIS JUDD, a charwoman

Production Schedule

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm-9:30pm, and Sundays from 1.00-5.00pm. Unavailabilities must be provided at the beginning of the rehearsal period to ensure a smooth rehearsal period.

Key Dates

Sunday, 19 May – Auditions
Sunday, 26 May – First Rehearsal
Saturday, 20 July – Opening Night
Sunday, 11 August – Closing Night