After critically acclaimed sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, the award-winning musical Thrill Me comes to London for a limited week-long engagement at The Other Palace from 25 – 30 June
Chicago, 1924. A shocking true story of two aspiring lawyers who kidnapped and murdered a 14 year-old boy in their desire to commit the perfect crime. An obsessive relationship which exploded into violence and, with the eyes of the world on their trial, they narrowly escaped the death penalty.
Electrifying winner of the prestigious Broadway Baby ‘Bobby’ award and nominated for numerous awards including 7 Off-West End Stage Awards and ‘Best Off-West End Production’ by WhatsOnStage.com, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story has been captivating audiences since 2003. These true events were the basis for Never the Sinner, Compulsion, Swoon and were the inspiration for Patrick Hamilton’s Rope later made into the famous film thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
Following sell-out performances in 2014, Stephen Dolginoff’s multi-award winning musical makes its return to the West End. Reuniting the creative team behind the smash hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe & London production, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is produced by the original UK producers CliMar Productions and Richard Williamson. After their phenomenal success in Edinburgh last year, the returning cast are Ellis Dackombe as Richard Loeb and Harry Downes as Nathan Leopold. Both actors are recent graduates from Arts Educational School in London.
Director Guy Retallack’s work includes The Secret Rapture (Lyric); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre); Liberty (Shakespeare’s Globe and National Tour); Faster (Filter Theatre at the Lyric Hammersmith and 59E59 Street Theater New York) and Future Me (London season and two national tours). Musical Direction is by Kris Rawlinson, design by James Turner, lighting by Richard Williamson. Voice-overs by Les Dennis, Patricia Quinn and Lee Mead.
Thrill Me is playing a week-long run at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace theatre in London from 25 – 30 June.
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