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STUDIO Theatre has postponed its production of The Thrill of Love, which was due to open at its Ashley Road theatre next week.
The decision was made on Monday in the light of official government advice that public venues like theatres should no longer be visited as part of its strategy to delay the spread of COVID-19.
Studio Theatre chairman Colin Hayman said: “We regret that we are unable to go ahead with this production, but hope to stage it later in the year once things start to get back to normal. Obviously, at this time, we are unable to be definite about alternative dates.”
He said it was a huge disappointment for the cast and backstage crew.
“Everyone was ready for opening night”,he said. “But we must be mindful of the health and safety of our members and of our audiences, so we are following the government advice.”
He said the cost of tickets already purchased would be refunded and that the theatre would be contacting ticket-buyers in the next few days.
A hugely popular and gripping drama, the play dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look behind the headlines.
A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer, and dreams of a movie-star life. When she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver, fame comes her way – but not quite how she imagined. Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect?
The Cast ;
Ruth Ellis – Jennie Groome,
Vickie Martin – George Cotterill,
Doris Judd – Jo Flindell,
Sylvia Shaw – Rachel Fletcher,
Jack Gale – Phil Howard.
Directed by Tim Greathead.