Ruth Ellis topic of new play

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A play exploring the life of Ruth Ellis is coming to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

The Thrill of Love, by Amanda Whittington, runs from March 13 to 23.

Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, convicted of the cold-blooded murder of her unfaithful lover David Blakely.

The play looks at the real woman behnd the headlines and the events that drove her to kill.

It attempts to answer why she shot dead the racing driver.