The award winning production is returning for 2018
Following the first international presentation of the UK production at the Busan Performing Arts Festival in Korea, Thrill Me will be returning to the UK and making its Northern Ireland premiere before returning to London with an intimate adapted staging at The Other Palace
Starring Harry Downes and Ellis Dackombe, Directed by Guy Retallack, Musical Direction by Kris Rawlinson, Design by James Turner and Lighting by Richard Williamson.
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Winner of the Broadway Baby 'Bobby' award
'Critic's Choice' from the London Evening Standard and Time Out
Nominated for 7 Off West End Awards
Nominated for 'Best Off West End Production' from WhatsOnStage.com
'Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story', an award winning musical with book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the so-called "thrill killers" who murdered a young boy in 1924 in order to commit "the perfect crime."
Told in flashbacks, beginning with a 1958 parole hearing, it examines the relationship between Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb – both wealthy, normal and intelligent Chicago students, about to commence training to become lawyers. We are taken on a journey of two young men, one who believed he was above the law - obsessed and fuelled by the philosophy of Nietzsche to the point he believed he was a 'Superman' beyond good and evil. The other - a loner - became a willing accomplice, empowering Loeb in his crimes. Together, they both believed they had perpetrated the perfect murder, or was one more certain than the other?
Thrill Me has an award winning creative team.
Our 2018 production reunites stars Ellis Dackombe as Richard Loeb and Harry Downes as Nathan Leopold from our critically acclaimed 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe season, past cast members have included 2015 Olivier Award winner George Maguire, Jye Frasca - the original Joe Pesci in the West End premiere of Jersey Boys; as well as Danny Colligan, Jo Parsons and Ben Woods