This performance has been postponed due to the Coronavirus situation. It will be staged at a later date.
“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 Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.” – http://www.amandawhittington.com
Everyone is invited to take part in a reading of extracts from our next play Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington.
Plot Summary: Further adventure of the foursome from Ladies’ Day. Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda are celebrating with a trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang decide to go native and camp out under the stars at Uluru. Shelley soon discovers there’s more on offer than posh hotels and Pearl finds that she’s got a mountain of her own to climb.
If you would like to be considered for a part which consists of 4 females (ages 25 – 60) and a number of male parts which could be played by 2 or 3 actors. Please come along or contact the Little Theatre to register your interest.
Monday 7th November to Saturday 12th November 2016. Tickets £6.50 available from The Little Theatre 0191 4470493.
We are fortunate to have Bill Dodds, an actor and director of long experience, directing this production.
The talented cast includes: David Beston playing 5 different roles, newcomer Neeta Dulai playing Linda, the welcome return of Gemma Louise Crossley as Shelley, Helen Irving who exhibits her acting and vocal talent in the role of Pearl, and past chair Doreen Shannon who plays Jan.
Check the website posts over the next few weeks for more details of the following:
Signals – Sat 26th November at 7.30
A new comedy play directed by Dolores Porretta-Brown.
Godfathers of Rhythm – Wed 7th December
A musical evening of contemporary Jazz standards.
Monday 7th to Saturday 12th November 2016
Tickets £6.50 from The Little Theatre.