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CAST

Announcement Shortly (RICHARD LOEB)

 

Announcement Shortly (NATHAN LEOPOLD)

 

TOM TURNER (Performance Pianist)

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STEPHEN DOLGINOFF ( Book Music and Lyrics) is an award winning, New York based, writer/composer. He received Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Music; an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Off-Broadway musical; and won an ASCAP Music Award for his musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story. Over 100 productions have followed including a London "Fringe" production that moved to the West End for a limited run (WOS Award Nomination). Thrill Me has also been seen in cities all across the World, including: USA, Canada, South America, Australia, Spain, Germany, Greece, Belgium and most notably, in Asia, where there are currently long-running productions in Seoul, South Korea (since 2007) and Tokyo, Japan (since 2011). Stephen's musicals Beauty Sleep, One Foot Out the Door (Backstage Bistro Award-Outstanding Book, Music & Lyrics) and Most Men Are were all produced in New York City and around the USA. His musical adaptation of Journey To The Center Of The Earth; his musical comedy, Panic, the story behind the infamous “War of the Worlds” broadcast; and his musical suspense thriller, Flames, have been performed in theatres across the world. Stephen received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. As an actor, Stephen played "Nathan Leopold" in Thrill Me Off-Broadway and on the Cast album. www.stephendolginoff.com    

 

GUY RETALLACK (Director) Most recently Guy has directed two award winning musicals for Climar Productions, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story by Stephen Dolginoff at the Tristan Bates Theatre, which subsequently transferred to the Charing Cross Theatre, and The Last Session by Jim Brochu and Steve Schaclin. Both shows received nominations from The Off West End Awards (The Offies) and Whatsonstage Awards. Other work includes The World Premiere of Stephen Brown's groundbreaking play: Future Me (Theatre 503 & ACE tour 2007/09) Liberty (Shakespeare's Globe & ACE Tour 2008), and The Gambler (BBC R3 & R4), both by Glyn Maxwell. Tommy by Pete Townshend toured the UK for Bill Kenwright (BKL) in 2005, and was nominated for Best Musical by the MEN Awards. The Lifeblood by Glyn Maxwell, a contemporary take on the last days of Mary Stuart, nominated for Best Ensemble by the Empty Space Awards 2005.The Secret Rapture by David Hare at the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue (BKL). In 2002 Guy collaborated with Filter Theatre on a devised show, Faster, by Stephen Brown (BAC, Soho, Lyric Hammersmith, ACE Tour & the 59E59 Festival in New York 2005).Guy's directorial training came from working as assistant and associate with some of the UK's most talented directors including Howard Davies, Jeremy Sams, Stephen Daldry, and Max Stafford-Clark. During 2006-7 Guy worked as Dramaturg for Bill Kenwright Productions.

 

TOM TURNER (Musical Director) read Music at the University of Leeds, graduating with a BA (Hons), and a Masters Degree in Composition. Musical Director credits include The Last Session (TBT), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre), The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola Theatre), Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (Charing Cross Theatre), Mother Goose (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, for Bill Kenwright Ltd,  Newsrevue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Piramania-the Swashbuckling Pirate Musical (C-venues, Edinburgh), Next Thing You Know (C venues, Edinburgh), Snow White (Queens Theatre, Barnstaple) A Clockwork Orange (Lost Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (UK and International Tour), Roll on the Day (Etcetera Theatre). Assistant MD/Pianist Credits include Steve Coogan’s National Tour, Cinderella (Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo), It’s a Wonderful Life (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), A Man of No Importance (Arts Theatre), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Palace Theatre, Southend), Carousel (Landor) and The Little Belter Show (Madame Jojo’s). Tom was also deputy musical director/keys 2 for Goodnight Mrs. Calabash (Upstairs at the Gatehouse). He works regularly at the Guildford School of Acting, as a musical director/repertoire coach

 

RICHARD WILLIAMSON (Lighting Designer) Trained at LAMDA in Stage Management and Technical Theatre, graduating in 1999. Credits include: The Last Session and Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (both for Climar Productions), The Dark Side Of Love, Roundhouse; Spinach, Denial, Ballo, Kings Head; Happy New and The Firewatchers, Old Red Lion; 20th Century Boy: The Musical, New Wolsey Theatre; The Execution of Justice and The Taming of the Shrew, Southwark Playhouse; The Provoked Wife, Greenwich Playhouse; Amphibians, Bridewell Theatre; Richard III, An Arab Tragedy, Swan Theatre Stratford & international tour; Boy With a Suitcase, Peer Gynt, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Night Just Before the Forest, Tartuffe, Through a Cloud, King Arthur, Mojo Mickybo, The Great Theatre of the World, Tombstone Tales, The Country and Mare Rider, Arcola Theatre; In My Name, Trafalgar Studios; Follow, Finborough; Play Size, Young Vic;  Dutchman, Etcetera Theatre & Edinburgh Festival; Blue Jam, Etcetera Theatre & Riverside Studios; The Al-Hamlet Summit , Tokyo International Festival & international tour. Richard is The Head of Production for C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Technical Manager Greenwich and Docklands Festivals.


JAMES TURNER (Set and Costume Designer) trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and was the winner of the 2013 Off-West-End Award for Best Set Designer for Mercury Fur (Old Red Lion). James was recently the Associate Designer on the Young Vic’s 5-star production of A View From the Bridge directed by Ivo Van Hove. Design credits include: Donkey Heart (Old Red Lion), The Hotel Plays (The Langham Hotel), Our Ajax, I Am A Camera and Execution of Justice (Southwark Playhouse), Cuddles (Oval House), John Ferguson, A Life and The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough Theatre), Thrill Me (Charing Cross Theatre), Plain Jane (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Man of No Importance (Arts Theatre).  James regularly assists major designers ULTZ and Bunny Christie. Work with them includes: Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), Powder Her Face (ENO), Gloriana (Royal Opera House), Children of the Sun and A Comedy of Errors (National Theatre).


ANNE VOSSER (Casting Director) has cast over 20 West End Musicals and numerous touring productions.  She is currently working on four new musicals and three plays. Television:  I Dream (BBC 1 / 19 Entertainment), starring Christopher Lloyd; and Casting team on all BBC talent searches for ‘Maria’, ‘Joseph’, ‘Nancy’ and ‘Dorothy’, and recently the search for ‘Jesus’ in ‘Superstar’ for ITV. Play credits include: (West End & Touring) Barking In Essex, What The Butler Saw, Duet For One, Dancing At Lughnasa; The Madness of George III; and Olivier and Tony Award-winning Stones in His Pockets. Musical theatre credits include: (West End & Touring) The Water Babies, Loserville, The Last Session, Taboo, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, 20th Century Boy; Zorro, The Wedding Singer, Footloose, Never Forget, Fame, Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever and Kiss Me Kate.  www.vosser-casting.co.uk

 

CLIMAR PRODUCTIONS (Co-Producer) Founded in October 2009 with the goal of producing enjoyable and accessible theatre. Their 2011 production of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story received great praise from critics and public alike, being nominated for 7 Off West End Awards (The Offies) and also the ‘Best Off West End Production’ at the 2012 Whatsonstage Awards The show opened at the Tristan Bates Theatre and then moved to The Charing Cross Theatre. Most recently the company produced the UK premiere of The Last Session (with Darren Day) This again was showered with accolades by reviewers and audiences & was nominated for 3 Offies and a Whatsonstage award. Past Edinburgh experience includes 2 years working with Sharron Matthews Superstar (Space Cabaret and then the Pleasance Courtyard). Both shows had sell out audiences and were reviewed favourably (4 and 5 stars). The shows received Best of The Fest / Hot Show and Must see from The Scotsman Newspaper. Previous productions include: West End Glee Club, A Christmas Carol, Romeo & Juliet, Dr Faustus and SAS - Terrorist Tarts Undercover

 

RICHARD WILLIAMSON (Co-Producer) Credits include The Art of Success, Victory and The Country for Iceni Productions at the Arcola, and Dutchman, The One Man show and A Conversation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

GREENWICH THEATRE (Associate Theatre) One of London’s finest Off-West End theatres, Greenwich Theatre has a long history of producing high quality theatre in Greenwich, on tour and in the West End. In recent years the theatre has turned its focus to working with exciting emerging companies and creatives and has presented work in London and around the UK, at festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton and Dublin, and internationally in Madrid and New York. Currently supporting twenty solo artists and companies, including Filament Theatre, Idle Motion, the River People, Finger in the Pie and most recently Broken Leg Theatre, the company co-produced nine shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe with seven companies, receiving a nomination for the Stage Newspaper Best Ensemble Award and winning the inaugural Primary Times Children’s Choice Award. The theatre is also a significant supporter and programmer of high quality family theatre, producing the annual Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival and selected in 2013 by the TMA and the Family and Parenting Trust to be part of a new national consortium convened to devise a set of benchmark standards for family arts provision in England.