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The Geoffrey Whitworth is a public theatre with over 1700 members, founded in 1948. The theatre has a raked auditorium seating 150, a large proscenium stage, a fully licensed bar, two foyers, a rehearsal studio, large dressing rooms and plentiful on-site parking. We produce ten or eleven productions annually, each usually lasting for 8 nights, including a Youth Group Production. We at the Geoffrey Whitworth are proud of our reputation for presenting high quality drama.

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The Thrill of Love

by Amanda Whittington

7th to 14th March 2015

Ruth Ellis, a nightclub hostess and mother of two, was hanged in 1955 for the murder of her lover, David Blakely. She offered no defence and was tried and sentenced in one and a half days.

There is an enduring sense of injustice because of Ruth’s background, her mental state at the time and the unexplained acquisition of the gun. The public outcry that ensued was a key factor in the abolition of the death penalty.

The play examines Ruth’s story from a new perspective aiming to show all the tumultuous twists and turns of a short but very intensely lived life without making value judgements. Detective Inspector Gale leads the search for the real woman behind the illusion; including hostess Vicki, club manageress Sylvia and the ‘char’ Doris who explore the emotional truth of Ruth’s world. 

A thought-provoking and gripping play.

From the Archive
10 Years Ago
3rd to 5th March 2005
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
by Glyn Robbins (from C S Lewis)
20 Years Ago
11th to 18th March 1995
The Importance Of Being Earnest
The Importance Of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
30 Years Ago
16th to 23rd March 1985
Arms And The Man
Arms And The Man
by George Bernard Shaw
40 Years Ago
15th to 22nd March 1975
Getting On
Getting On
by Alan Bennett
50 Years Ago
20th to 27th March 1965
Hay Fever
Hay Fever
by Noël Coward
60 Years Ago
24th to 26th March and 29th March to 2nd April 1955
A Pound On Demand
A Pound On Demand
by Sean O'Casey
Some other Past Productions
15th to 22nd March 1980
Destiny
Destiny
by David Edgar
8th to 15th November 1986
Semi-Detached
Semi-Detached
by David Turner
8th to 15th December 1990
Macbeth
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
17th to 24th April 2004
All For Love
All For Love
by John Dryden
6th to 13th October 2012
The Government Inspector
The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol translated and adapted by Alistair Beaton
15th to 22nd February 2014
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
by Bernard Pomerance