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The Downsview Players present: The Thrill of Love - a play by Amanda Whittington (May 19-21)


The plain facts of this case are simple: Ruth Ellis shot her lover and was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. The public outcry and sense of injustice were key factors in the abolition of the death penalty.

She confessed to the crime, and the prosecution said 'no further questions.' But there were. Amanda Whittington said:

"I felt sure her obsession with Blakely was a symptom and not the disease."

Join us as Amanda Whittington explores Ruth’s crime, re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover.

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