The Thrill of Love

Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd July  2022 at 7.45 pm

A hostess in the West End 'gentlemen's clubs', Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled 'blonde 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 she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale - and the haunting voice of Bille Holiday - The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis, a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.

The Charity Night will be on Monday 18th July and will be shared by the Sherborne & Yeovil link of the Chernobyl Childrens' lifeline & the Apollo Swimming Club for the physically disabled (see the Swan website for further details).  Tickets (£12) can be purchased online or from the charity representatives:
  a) Chernobyl Children - Ann Horrocks tel: 07870 826853 email: 
  b) Apollo Swimming Club - Sarah Hull tel: 07974 883875 email:

Doors open 7.15 pm, show starts 7.45pm. TICKETS ON SALE NOW
The Swan Theatre
138 Park Street
BA20 1QT